Access for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nermal, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I was using Access 2003 at work, and when trying to set up the database icon (Tools -> Startup) I mistyped the name and got a message saying something like "The file you entered could not be found. Please locate an .ico file to continue. If you are running Windows then you can also use a .bmp file."

    "If you are running Windows"? I looked around on Google and couldn't find any reference to non-Windows versions. Is there maybe a Mac version planned?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I haven't heard anything, probably just some silly message M$ has forgot to take out, should be fixed in the daily Windows security update.;)

    Would be nice though.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nope, there won't ever be an MS Access for the Mac. However, someone released an app recently that will read an Access database on a Mac. That's a start.
     
  4. Nermal thread starter Moderator

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    Was there ever a non-Windows version of Access? DOS maybe? :eek:
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No. Access was introduced to the world as part of Microsoft Office. Access 1.0 was responsible for the loss of data for a large percentage, if not a majority, of its users. Had it been sold as a standalone product, Access would now occupy the same place in our consciousness as Microsoft Bob.
     

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