Editing MS Access 2010 MDB using MS Access 2013

I have creates an MS access 2010 MDB file for an a Client and he would like some format changes to reports. I no longer have MS Access 2010 on my PC, I  have MS Access 2013.  The client does not want to changes his programs to MS access 2013.

Question: Can I make the changes to the reports in MS Access 2010 using my Access 2013 ?

If not, can I load MS access 2010 on the same PC that has Access 2013 on it?

If I do load MS access 2010 on the PC that has MS access 2013 do I need to load the entire MS Office 2010 or can I just load the MS Access 2010.

Thanks for you advise.

Ldufresne
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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You could probably make changes in 2013 and be okay but we've seen quite a few reports of issues when doing that. IMO you're better off making the changes in the same version as your customer.

you can install 2010 on the same machine as 2013 but you cannot run them concurrently. Most find it best to use separate machines (virtual or physical) to manage dual environments

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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Scott, This was very helpful.

Ldufresne
Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
And generally, if you are going to have multiple versions of Office running on the same machine, you should load them sequentially, earliest to latest.  so if you decide not to go the VM route (I would recommend separate VMs), you should probably uninstall Office 2013, install Office 2010, and then reinstall Office 2013.

Dale
Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Dale Fye,
      Thanks for your comment. I always wondered about that sequence of loading software. Fortunately, I found out that another laptop I own still had MS Office Pro 2010 loaded on it.

Ldufresne
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