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> Access Front End To MySQL Via ODBC Can't Open Word Doc Via VBA    
post Oct 22 2013, 10:17 PM

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I am new here, and I hope I am posting this question in the correct place. Please forgive me if not.
I have an issue with an error that occurs when a VBA macro in an MS Access front-end to a MySQL database using ODBC tries to create/open a new Word document. I get a compile error "User-defined type not defined" when I run the macro. The error occurs on a simple declaration statement to declare a document object:
Dim objDoc As Word.Document
I have done some reading about this error, and found that, the typical fix for this error is to go to (in VBA IDE) Tools->References and enable reference to the Documents collection. However, in my IDE, the "References" selection under the Tools menu is not enabled. It is grayed out, and I cannot select it. I don't know if it is grayed out because of some setting somewhere that is set to make it disabled (I looked everywhere through the MS Access options and VBA options and couldn't find anything that looked like a setting that might enable this), or whether it is disabled because I am using an ODBC connection to my database, which was not the case in the situations where this fix to this error was described.
Does any one know if the VBA compile error is related to having an open ODBC connection? (Is it disabled by default when there is an open ODBC connection?) Or does anyone know how I can get the Tools->References menu option to be enabled so I can fix the compile error?
Thank you for your help,
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post Oct 22 2013, 11:10 PM

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It may be disabled because you do not have sufficient privileges --- try running Access as the administrator and see if this resolves the issue.
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post May 20 2014, 11:40 AM

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Try double clicking on the VBA project. (the bold word(s) to the left that has a plus sign).
eferences will be grayed out until a locked VBA project is unlocked.
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