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Office Links menu item dropped in runtime version of Access 2002

Posted on 2006-05-16
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Users of an application I programmed cannot access the office links menu from the toolbars when using the runtime version of Access 2002.  This is true with one exception.  One workstation that used to have the full version of Access 2002 installed shows these menu items.  This is specific to machine and not log-in.  

Is there a office library that contains the allowable menu items that I can copy to other machines - this will not work if I have to install and dis-install full flavoured Access on all users machines.

Thanks in advance.

Question by:Greenbase
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Expert Comment

ID: 16688633
Hi Greenbase,
I assume you have created a menu with the required items on it?
Do the machines that don't show the menu have Word and Excel installed?


Author Comment

ID: 16688667
Yes - They have Word and Excel 2003 installed.

The version of Access is 2003.

The problem isn't really that I can't assign the Office links menus to the toolbar - I actually can to a form menu.  However, when a report comes up this is replaced by a default report bar without office links.  Only the workstation where fuull featured Access has been installed will show Office Links in this menubar.

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ID: 16688670
Sorry, Access 2002 is the version
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peter57r earned 1500 total points
ID: 16688792
I don't understand your comment about menu bars.
If you want a menu feature in the runtime you must create your own menu bar and set the reports meu property to that menu.


Author Comment

ID: 16696123

I had been doing this but didn't assign the menu bar.  In the meantime I was distracted by an argument the user was making about there being different default menu bars that Access was using.

This is something that looked difficult but was actually simple.  


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