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Hello,

I am unable to get an ACCDB for to show up on design view - the option is disabled. I can view the form in layout view, and then change to design but not to design directly. I have browsed for solutions but nothing has worked. This problem exists for ALL db's, existing ones or even a new one just created.
Things I've tried.
Decompile / recompile / import to new db - design disabled
Create new accdb, create & save form - design disabled

Has anyone heard of this scenario and/or any other suggestions
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Can you upload a db that exhibits this behavior ?
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Attached is the accdb. I did try this on my Access 2003 and I am getting the same issue on a 2003 mdb as well - the only difference is I can not go into design view after I load the form. Never had a problem like this before today.
REITS-BACKUP.zip
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I am able to get into Form design directly, BUT ... I get this error message first - because I do not have the external (SQL ?) tables that the query driving Form1 is referencing - I guess.

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Also, nothing is grayed out

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
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This problem exists for ALL db's, existing ones or even a new one just created.
This would suggest a problem with the installation of Access on your machine. As illustrated by mx, he can move into Design view, so that means there's nothing wrong with the database.

Is your installation of Office/Access fully up to date, including all Service Packs? Also, is your Windows installation fully up to date? Check these to be sure, and also try restarting your machine.

You may also have a corrupt user profile that can cause issues like this. Try creating a new user on your machine and log in as that user. If the new user does not have the same issues, you'll need to rebuild or recreate your original user profile.
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Please post how you resolved the issue.

thx.mx
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