December 11, 2006

Open Access?

I downloaded OpenOffice, which has most of the applications I need, but it doesn't seem to have a database program similar to Access.

Does anyone know if I have just missed the plug-in? Or, is there is another application you could point me to?

Posted by Vox at December 11, 2006 12:11 PM | work

I just downloaded it myself to look at it and it appears that you want to use the Base program to work with Microsoft Access files.

Posted by: Mike at December 11, 2006 02:33 PM

BASE didn't download with my OpenOffice set up, and I can't find a way to get it on it's own.

I tried re-downloading, and still can't find the database. What is the frequency?

Posted by: Vox at December 12, 2006 02:34 PM

Now it gets weird. I downloaded it at the office, and BASE is there ready to use. It appears to be a much less robust DB than Access, but should be functional for what I need.

My home computer has the same OS, why is it not letting me run BASE.


Posted by: Vox at December 12, 2006 03:46 PM

Took the file I downloaded at work to my home computer - viola!

Now lets see if it was worth the extra steps

Posted by: Vox at December 13, 2006 10:32 AM

Hi there,
if you are in need of help for, check out this new support site -

It offers help based on screencasts and smart search. It is only in beta testing, but should grow with the questions you ask.

Posted by: Kaj Kandler at December 20, 2006 08:58 AM