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Cannot show .tif files in an MS Access report

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I have recently transferred an MS Access 2003 .adp file from a Windows Server 2000 maching to a 2008 machine and can no longer print off reports which contain .tif files.


I get an error message : - "Microsoft Office Access doesn't support the format of the file 'FR_A10-0002.tif"

I have made sure that in the Office setup I have installed all the Graffic filters.

I am able to view the .tif file through Windows Picture viewer but MS Access will not display the report.

Can anyone offer a solution?

Thanks
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Question by:Nemetona
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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What version of Access please?
I don't think Access OLE or linked fields supports TIF images...
How, *exactly* are you trying to display the images in the report?
(Linking, OLE, attachment field?...etc)

The only way I can see this working is if you use the Access 2007 or higher database format (.accdb) and insert the TIFF images into an "Attachment" datatype field.

Simple sample attached
Database25.accdb
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Thank you for letting me know that it could not be done in Access 2003.  In the end I converted the .tif files into .png files which will work as a temporary solution.
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OK

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