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Microsoft KB Archive/172348

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ACC97: Report Snapshots and Microsoft Snapshot Viewer

Article ID: 172348

Article Last Modified on 7/20/2007


  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172348

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


Microsoft Access 97 Service Release 1 and Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 1 enable you to save a static picture of a Microsoft Access 97 report in an external file format (*.snp). You can then make the report available to someone who does not have Microsoft Access 97. For example, you can send the report in e-mail or copy it to a person's hard disk. The person needs only the Microsoft Snapshot Viewer to be able to view the report.


If you have installed Microsoft Access Service Release 1 or Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 1, you automatically have the ability to save Microsoft Access reports as snapshot files. If you already have Microsoft Access 97 or Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition, you can download Service Release 1 from Microsoft's World Wide Web site at

Microsoft Snapshot Viewer is a separate download that consists of a stand-alone executable program (Snpvw.exe) and will install all the related files.

For more information about and to download the latest version of the Snapshot viewer, please see the following Article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

175274 Microsoft Snapshot Viewer Available in Download Center

Microsoft Snapshot Viewer enables you to view a report snapshot without having Microsoft Access 97 or the run-time version of Microsoft Access 97 on your computer. A report snapshot is a report that has been exported to the snapshot file format (*.snp), a new file format available in Microsoft Access 97 Service Release 1 and Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 1. A snapshot file contains a copy of each page of the report and preserves the report's two-dimensional layout, graphics, and other embedded objects.

You can distribute Snpvw.exe to anyone who has Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The Snapshot View control (Snapview.ocx) requires Service Pack 5 or later if you are using Microsoft Windows NT version 3.51.

NOTE: If you install and then later remove the Snapshot Viewer, you must restart your computer after you remove the feature.


For more information about Microsoft Snapshot, see Snapshot Viewer Help.

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