Description of the Access 2007 hotfix package: January 28, 2008


This article describes the Microsoft Office Access 2007 issues that are fixed in the Access 2007 hotfix package that is dated January 28, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.


Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You open a database in Access 2007 and then enable the
    Overlapping Windows setting under Access Options in Current Database.

    In the database, you have a tabbed form that you bring to the front. You switch between the tabbed sections of the form by using the arrow keys.

    When you switch from one tab to another, Access 2007 may take longer than expected to complete the switch. Access 2007 may take from five to 50 seconds or longer to complete the switch, depending on the speed of the computer.
  • You use a macro in Access 2007 that was originally used in Microsoft Office Access 2003 or earlier versions. This macro uses either the SendObject function to send an object (table, query, form or report) to an e-mail recipient or the OutputTo function to save an object in the .xls format that is used by the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
    • Microsoft Excel 97
    • Microsoft Excel 2000
    • Microsoft Excel 2002
    • Microsoft Excel 2003
    When you run this macro in Access 2007, you receive the following error message:
    The format in which you are attempting to output the current object is not available.

    Either you are attempting to output the current object to a format that is not valid for its object type, or the formats that enable you to output data as a Microsoft Excel, rich-text format, MS-DOS text, or HTML file are missing from the Windows Registry. Run Setup to reinstall Microsoft Office Access or, if you’re familiar with the settings in the Registry, try to correct them yourself. For more information on the Registry, click Help.
  • You use the release version of Access 2007, and you try to open a database (.accde or .mde) or a project (.ade) that was compiled in Access 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Then, you receive the following error message:
    This database is in an unrecognized format. The database may have been created with a later version of Microsoft Office Access than the one you are using. Upgrade your version of Microsoft Office Access to the current one, then open this database.

More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Access.mspNot applicable6,745,08828-Jan-200818:53Not applicable
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msacc.olb12.0.6300.5000585,77608-Dec-200716:31Not applicable