Thanks for the response.
I think I had worked out that the problem was with autoexec. My problems are:
- understanding why the *.accde file runs OK when full Access is installed but not when only the runtime is installed
- how to debug this. I would normally drop some message dialogs into autoexec to work out where it breaks but the message dialog at the very top of autoexec does not get displayed when run using the runtime (it does get displayed when using full Access)
I think this means that the runtime fails when asked to run autoexec not when actually running it.
Any suggestions gratefully received!
PS I'm an Access newbie but an experienced .NET developer