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Microsoft KB Archive/170837

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Article ID: 170837

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q170837

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


After you have opened an object, such as a query or a form, the status bar continues to display the message "Calculating..."


You are using the Quiet Logo Microsoft Office Assistant.


There are two ways to refresh the text in the status bar:

  • Click outside the Microsoft Access application window; then return to the Microsoft Access window by clicking on it. For example, you can accomplish this by clicking the taskbar, and then clicking the Microsoft Access window.
  • Minimize and then restore the Microsoft Access application window.

You can avoid this problem entirely by using a different Microsoft Office Assistant.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access 97.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Download the Quiet Logo Microsoft Office Assistant from the Microsoft Web site at:

    Once on the Access Downloads page, click to select the Add box for "Office Assistant: Quiet Office Logo." Click the "Go to Basket" button. On the Shopping Basket page, click "Office Assistant: Quiet Office Logo," to download the Tofflogo.exe file
  2. Run tofflogo.exe to install the Quiet Logo Office Assistant, but do not change your default Assistant.
  3. Start Microsoft Access, and open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
  4. Open the Categories form in Form view. Note that the status bar briefly displays the message "Calculating..." and then displays the message "Name of food category."
  5. Right-click the Office Assistant, and then click Choose Assistant. Click Next or Back until you see the Office Logo Assistant described as "Absolutely No Moving Parts." Click OK.
  6. Close the Categories form and reopen it.
  7. Note that the status bar displays the message "Calculating..." and that this message does not change.


For more information about additional Office Assistants, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

168620 OFF97: Some Office Assistants Are Not Available

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