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Custom menu bar Access 2010

Posted on 2011-09-08
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Now that we've move to the ribbon concept I would rather create traditional menu bars in Access. Possible? If so, how?
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Question by:Frank Freese
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
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Not in A2010.  I'm not aware of any tool to do so, SADLY.  You can still create them in A2003 then convert or run in A2010 ... of course a major PITA.

But .. there is some good news ... this:

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

To create custom ribbons ... this is the Go To Site for Ribbon info.

mx
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by:Frank Freese
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mx,
Not exactly the answer I was hoping for(rats!). I've using Access 2010 at this time for setting up my tables and relationships in an Access 2003 format since that is what version (2003) this company uses. Sounds like once I get the tables completed I need to move the database to a 2003 platform. Any problems here?
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Not the answer ... I couldn't agree more. It's totally bogus.  And worse, other than with vba code (or possible with USysRibbons) ... there is no TOOL to create custom Right Click Menus !!!!!!  Not Acceptable.  Even on the DE site ... no tool ... yet.

"Sounds like once I get the tables completed I need to move the database to a 2003 platform. Any problems here?"

Well ... tables only ... should ... not be a problem.

mx
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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Actually in Access 2007/2010 you can still work with the menu bars via VBA code. The disadvantage is the menu bars only show on the add-in tab.

The Ribbon still has some way to go in the customization area.

The UI I like to use now in place of a menu bars is a side menu. Using the tree view control or the Explorer Style.



 

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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
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"The Ribbon still has some way to go in the customization area."
Quite the understatement ....  :-)

Yes ... of course VBA code.  I was referring to the wonderful (seriously) Customize dialog for custom menus/toolbars and Right Click menus in A2003 and prior.

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