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By wallach.joe ·
Vista seems to be configured significantly from XP that it is next to impossible to try to use ArcView. ArcView is not a MS problem, but to enter data therein requires a database. I have NEVER been able to get Access to work, but I admit to having a super low IQ. However, using XP I can, or could, save xls files in dbf format, then use them in ArcView. The problem is that with VISTA, when trying to save an excel file in dbf format, the dbf format isn't there. WHY???

Even this forum seems to be unnecessarily complex. EVERYTHING directly or indirectly associated with Microsoft is unnecessarily complex, as in the following steps involving TAGS.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to DIFFICULTIES WITH XP & VI ...

This forum isn't any harder than others, easier than many, and has nothing to do with Microsoft. Tags are optional.

Try reposting this using the 'Ask a Question' button. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

On the 'Questions' forum you'll find TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. You'll find more of those members in 'Questions' than here in 'Discussions'.

Additional benefits to the membership include:

1) The "Questions" forum provides for your feedback, by way of your being able to mark "helpful" responses as such. This does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but only that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours, so that they might have a ready source of reference available, thereby perhaps obviating the need for them to repeat questions previously asked and answered.

2) The revised TR makes it quite difficult to find both "Discussions" and "Questions" that have not had a fairly recent post, owing to some functions co-mingling them in the listings. By keeping each type in their respective forums, it is easier for all to find what they are looking for.

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