Can I hide the File Tab or limit the functions on it?

Posted on 2010-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Can I hide the File Tab or limit the functions on it?

Surely Microsoft don't expect us to distribute an application database where the user can   Mange Permissions, set database passwords, etc.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:CRB1609
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ID: 34099427
So far, with an ACCDB, I've been able to hide the File tab, but ... my custom menus from A2003, which would be on the Add-In ribbon ... do not appear.  Would love to see a solution.


Author Comment

ID: 34099440

Can you tell me how to hide it?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
ID: 34099473
As far as I remember, there are the settings.
This is an A2010 ACCDB, converted from an A2003 mdb.
As noted, however ... my custom menu does not show up, so this will not work for me

Also, in my app start up code, I also have this;

DoCmd.ShowToolBar "ribbon", acToolBarNo.

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Expert Comment

ID: 34099679
Also you should be able to set the permissions so that if they click on any of those things it gives them an "Access Denied" error. You can hide all the menu items you want, but they can unhide them if they know how.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34099715
Brilliant.  Thanks.  The code in the app start did it.
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ID: 34099719
Do you have a custom menu and does it show?


Author Comment

ID: 34099799

I do have a custom menu and it does NOT show.  I will have to put my menus on a button on each form if I can't find a way to remove them from the File tab programatically.  But that's for another question.

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ID: 34099816
We *need* to find a way ... and there *must* be a way ...
I have 25 mdbs at work, all with custom menus, toolbars and right click popups ... and we are deploying O2010 by year end. So, putting menus on a form is not an option for me.  And some menu items are app specific, not form specific.

Anyway ... this is a start.

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Expert Comment

ID: 34115692
try this
access options>>current database>> document window options
select document "tabbed Documents"
uncheck "display Document tabs"

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