Hi, thanks for the replies.
Yes, I could do an SQL dump, but I am looking for a way to access the direct database, not just the data.
Although I only need to be able to view the data, the contained MS file gets updated once per day. I basically bring it home every night. So it would be nice if I don't have to take extra steps each and every day to view the data
I am looking into Openoffice.org right now, but so far, I have not read anything aboout opening an Access file in the same way you can open a Word and Excel file.
Thanks again for the suggestions!