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Menubar for access 2010 forms

Hi

I am using Access 2010.  My application has a ribbon so the user can access each form easily. This works fine.

I would like to add a drop down menubar or equivalent inside the individual forms.  I would prefer to not use buttons.

Any help would be appreciated.
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In some of my forms,  I would like to create a menu strip system exactly like a normal window (like my Firefox window).

I would have liked to have a print menuitem  on the main menu bar which would drop down to offer 1)  Print Preview  and 2) Print

I may want to activate different print reports from the menubar.

I really would like a more elegant solution.  It's too bad that I can't create a menu bar.
Access has never allowed that sort of thing (i.e. a "menubar" embedded directly on the form).

You'd need to move to .NET (with a 3rd party control) to manage something like this.

You might be able to kludge something with a form that has button/combos on it, and embed it like a subform. I've done that before, but it doesn't really look like an embedded menubar.
peispud,

I have done the "Simulated" menu bar too.

One advantage is that you only have to add the specific functionality you need for each form.

If you create a ribbon, you must manage what is available and when (depending on what form is active).
...In addition to all the other complexities of creating a ribbon...

I'll leave this to LSM, (and I'll just monitor the Q) as there is not much more I could contribute beyond agreeing with his suggestions

;-)

Jeff
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Looks like I have my homework cut out for me.  This is going to be a lot of work, but at least I will be going in the right direction.

Thanks!