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how to create a profile for access 2010

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In my organisation (a school) we have an access 2003 'application' used for pupil performance tracking. It is setup with a front and back-end mdb and users run it from a shortcut. They need to have full access 2003 installed.
We've upgraded our Office to 2010, including Access.
 
I've read that a conversion of the databases isn't necessary unless we need the new features, which at present we don't. So i've just updated the shortcut to use the Access 2010 executable. This works, but I first had to sort out the Trusted Locations setting.
Now it runs fine, but I can't find a way to remove the ribbon toolbar altogether.
I know there is a /profile command line switch, and I'm wondering if that is a solution?
Is it? and if so how would I create the profile in the first place?

any advice gratefuly recieved.
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To remove the ribbon toolbar in 2010, there is a collapse and expand icon just close to the min,max, close buttons. See this blog for a picture
http://techie-buzz.com/how-to/minimize-hide-ribbons-in-office-2010-office-2007.html

You can also hide the ribbon through code.

DoCmd.ShowToolbar "Ribbon", acToolbarNo

In which case you should check this blog from microsoft
http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-access/archive/2009/10/16/using-the-showtoolbar-method-to-hide-the-ribbon.aspx for more details.

Cheers
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Just to note: The /profile commandline switch won't do you any good in this instance. Use the links supplied by speak2ab above to show/hide the ribbons.
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thanks both. speak2ab - that has worked perfectly.

a follow on question - the Shutter Bar is minimised to the left and greyed out, but can I remove it altogether with a similar command?
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Glad i could help.

If you mean Navigation Pane then:
Click the Office Button.
Click on the Access Options rectangle button (by the lower right.)
Click on Current Database (left column.)
Remove the checkmark from "Display Navigation Pane."
(this works in 2007 but i guess it should be similar in 2010)

You might also want to check the discussion here:
http://movefirstblog.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/access-2007-hide-the-navigation-pane-shutter-bar/

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by:ComputerFundi
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Great  - works perfectly and thanks for the tip regarding the Navigation Pane (should have found that myself I guess)
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