I have converted a 97 Access database to Access 2002. In 97, a login form was used in which userid and password fields were provided for user input. The values entered were compared with values in a table. The password field/text box uses a password input mask. This login procedure worked in Access 97. In the 2002 converted database users can't log in unless the password input mask is turned off. I confirmed that Access 2002 is reading the password masked value as asterisk characters rather than the values entered by the user. Is this a bug with 2002, a design change, or is there some other explanation?