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Quick Access Toolbar --> Different Image or verbiage

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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?

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LJG
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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

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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 ...

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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?
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Interesting ... my Modify button is grayed out all the time ...
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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.

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LJG
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