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Access 2010 Custom Ribbon

Posted on 2011-03-20
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Hi All -

I am converting an Access 2003 application to Access 2010 and I need your help converting the legacy menu structure to an Access 2010 ribbon.

After my original conversion from Access2003 to Access2010, I have a tab on the ribbon that is named "add on". The menu structure works in the "add on" tab there but my application was designed to keep the user away from the items that still appear when the application runs. I was able to remove all of the tabs except for "File". The "File" tab is dangerous because it lets the user see things that I do not want them to get to.

Additionally, I have no way of enhancing the new menu system with "add on". Therefore, the "add on" tab is not acceptable.

So, what I would like to do is to create a custom ribbon that only shows the actions that I want the user to execute - just like in my legacy application menu structure (which had been constantly enhanced and upgraded since Access 97).

I am unfamiliar with XML but with examples, I can learn what I need to do.

I have attached an Access2003 mdb that contains only the menu structure, so that you can see the structure of my menus and the functions that are called when the user selects each menu item. I have also attached an Excel spreadsheet that documents this application's menu.

Could you please convert my menu system to XML (or whatever is needed) so that I will have a ribbon-like menu system in this application that I can enhance? Please let me know how you created the XML code and how I can import it to my converted Access 2010 application.

I seriously underestimated the work that is required to have the user menu appear in this upgrade. <sigh>

Thank you for your help.

Lenny Gray



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I was just about to HIGHLY Recommend

http://www.accessribbon.de/en/

:-)

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I purchased RibbonCreator2010.

Thanks!
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