Problem:

Unable to open Access 2003 DB with following error
“Database or Project contains a missing or broken reference to the file “MSword.olb”
Troubleshooting

Troubleshot the issue and found article, suggesting to use Alt F11 with DB open to access VBA mode and disable the missing references
But  our DB was not coming up, after some tries finally was able to open the DB
Alt F11 is not opening VBA mode, researched further and found that it could have been disabled as a security feature on the DB
Tried few other steps to VBA mode with no success
Researched more on the issue but no success
Opened the another backup of the same file just above it and that seemed to open alright but we need this copy

Solution

Restored a file from a backup from couple of days back and it seems to work fine

I am not suggesting the above as a solution but rather find that it was simpler to restore the backup, so if possible you should also just restore the backup file

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