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Compatibility Word 2003 database, in Word 2010

by twoarrow / September 21, 2011 3:30 AM PDT

I have been using 2003 office and in Word there is a small Database that works very well with fields etc. I bought Office 2010 and I hate it but I tried opening the 2003 word database and it opens in 2010 the same way but in 2003 u right click on the tool bar to pick 'Database' and that opens a tool bar that lets u pick another window to fill in the fields,, which I can't find in 2010. Does anyone know if 2010 Word will handle the Database thats in 2003 WORD.
Thanks
Hawk

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Just guessing
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 21, 2011 5:13 AM PDT

Since Word 2007 and Word 2010 both now use ribbon technology for their menus, I'm guessing what you want is still there, but er.... reorganised.

Try Word's Help file to find the tool or menu option you want.

Mark

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Re: database in Word
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 21, 2011 5:42 AM PDT
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-word/word-2010-where-is-the-insert-database-command-or/d4a9bd42-44a6-4841-b9a4-ec8dc789c684 doesn't look too promising.

If I were you I'd switch to MS Excel to manage your databases. The basis, of course, is just a table with rows and columns, but http://www.addictivetips.com/microsoft-office/excel-2010-data-input-forms/ shows how to define 'single record forms'.
For small scale stuff, a table in MS Word might suffice.

I don't know anything about the database (and especially the forms options) in the free equivalent Calc (from Open Office). But it might be worth a look if you don't have Excel and don't want to spend the money to buy it.

Kees
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