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MS Access Versions

MS Access versions that OSHatWork runs under

OSHatWork versions 4.360 to 4.380 run under MS Access 2010, 2013 or 2016.

OSHatWork versions 4.001 to 4.350 run under MS Access 2007, 2010 or 2013.

OSHatWork versions 3.5 to 4.000 run under MS Access 2010 or 2013.

OSHatWork versions 2, and 3 to 3.008, run under MS Access 2003, 2007 or 2010.

Determine MS Access version from within OSHatWork

In the OSHatWork versions that have a ribbon displayed across the top of the screen, click on About on the Program tab of the ribbon.

In earlier versions of OSHatWork, that have a menubar instead of a ribbon, click on Help on the menubar, then About.

Determine MS Access version from within MS Access itself

This method is for use when OSHatWork is not open.

MS Access 97, 2000, 2002/XP, 2003

Versions of MS Access prior to 2007 have a menubar across the top - with Help on the far right.

On the menubar click on Help and then, in the dropdown menu, click on About Microsoft Access - which will display the version identity, and any service pack information, in a popup window.

You will see something like this: Microsoft Access 2002 (10.6501.6626) SP3.

The SP3 on the end indicates Service Pack 3. If no service pack has been applied there will be nothing after the bracketed number.

MS Access 2007

In MS Access 2007 there is, instead of a menubar, a ribbon - and the new Office Button on the far left. Click on the Office Button, then click on Access Options (in the bottom right corner), then Resources (in the bottom left of the Options window) - which will display the MS Access version identity, and any service pack information, at the bottom of the Access Options window.

You will see something like this: Microsoft Access 2007 (12.0.6211.1000) SP1 MSO (12.0.6213.1000).

The SP1 between the bracketed numbers indicates Service Pack 1. If nothing appears after the first bracketed numbers then no service pack has been applied.

MS Access 2010

Click on the File tab of the ribbon, then, in the panel on the left, click on Help.

This will display the MS Access version under an About Microsoft Access heading.

MS Access 2013 and 2016

Click on the File tab of the ribbon, then, in the panel on the left, click on Account.

This will display the MS Access version under a Product Information heading.

Decoding MS Office version numbers

This is how the internal numbering of MS Office products relates to their display version numbers:

Internal Number Display Number
16 2016
15 2013
14 2010
12 2007
11 2003
10 XP / 2002