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I have a document with a file extension '.mdb' which is associated with Windows Office. I would like to open the document in Libre Office - can you pease tell me how?

asked 2015-07-12 19:11:30 +0200

Ian Magson gravatar image

updated 2015-08-24 18:41:42 +0200

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I have just got a new computer with Window 8 installed and I am learning how to use it! I am using version 4.4.4.3

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Many thanks, useful advice.

Ian Magson gravatar imageIan Magson ( 2015-07-14 12:22:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-07-12 20:22:22 +0200

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First is a warning (in fact, two warnings):

  1. Windows File extensions are advisory, not mandatory
    (just because a file has a `mdb' does not mean that it is a database file for a Microsoft Access (Jet) database)
  2. ms jet mdb files are capable of housing surprises
    (make sure that you check the file out in a good anti-virus checker)

Having said all that I'm going to refer you to the following Wiki Page:-
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Connecting_to_Microsoft_Access

(not much point in acres of text from me when someone has documented the whole thing)

If this helps then please tick the answer (✔).

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As a general rule don't open files unless they are from a trusted source. Where did you get the file from? If it is northwind.mdb it is a MS sample Access database.

peterwt gravatar imagepeterwt ( 2015-07-13 01:52:54 +0200 )edit
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