Solved

Quick Access Toolbar --> Different Image or verbiage

Posted on 2013-05-29
6
457 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-06
Version --> Access 2010

In the Quick Access Toolbar can I change the icon and change it to verbiage?

In Access 2003 I could make a button that said --> "My Button" on a toolbar.  Is that asking for something that can't be done?

thanks
LJG
0
Comment
Question by:LJG
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 75
ID: 39205258
Note that Microsoft does not supply any tool to create 'custom' Ribbons in A2010 (or 07/13).  

For everything Ribbons ... this is the de-facto standard tool ( and a LOAD of great info):

http://www.ribboncreator2010.de

mx
0
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 500 total points
ID: 39205353
Note that you can ... customize the QAT itself, but I don't think you can change the Icon or Verbiage. It may be possible to do so via vba code by somehow tapping into the Ribbon internals, but I have not seen this done. Someone may know how.

Look around on Gunter's site ...

mx
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:LJG
ID: 39205838
I found how to change the Icon -

File / Options / Quick Access Toolbar
on the Right window click the QAT icon you want to change.
Under the window Click Modify
Pick the Icon you want (You can also change the name that displays when you mouse over)

So still have the question --> Can I have a button that reads "My Button" when your not mousing over?
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 75
ID: 39205859
Interesting ... my Modify button is grayed out all the time ...
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:LJG
LJG earned 0 total points
ID: 39209156
DatabaseMX  -  Try a command that is always available.  My show and solves part of my problem.

OK - I can put macros on the QAT,  
      >>File / Options / Quick Access Toolbar / Choose Commands From -->Macro

I can associate an MS Icon with any command on the QAT (See my comment above)

I can't find a way to put verbiage on the QAT.   But - If you want to research it I would recommend you look at the below two sites.

This is about Excel - but might be able to be used with Access --> Access Customizations.exportedUI  (see next link)
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ee704589(v=office.14).aspx

Export your QAT to a XLM file (similar to XML file) ---> Access Customizations.exportedUI
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tip_pages/modify_qat_button_image_text.html

If you figure it out - come back and let us know.

Thanks
LJG
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:LJG
ID: 39224938
It adds to the conversation
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Add records to a form to a table 11 41
Access query expression 6 21
How to use DLookup with IsNull Function 4 26
Trying to force an answer in a combobox 7 18
In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
Overview: This article:       (a) explains one principle method to cross-reference invoice items in Quickbooks®       (b) explores the reasons one might need to cross-reference invoice items       (c) provides a sample process for creating a M…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question