How to Use Ribbon Creator 2010
Posted on 2013-12-28
I want to create a custom menu/ribbon in the application I am developing in Access 2010. This ribbon will be loaded at startup of the application and replace the default ribbon. I've done this dozens of times in Access 2003 and prior but the process is quite different in 2010.
In several EE posts I've seen 'Ribbon Creator 2012' by GA recommended.
I went to the site, downloaded the demo version and looked thru all of the screen snapshots displayed. I understand the demo version limits the number of controls. I am willing to buy the complete version but wanted to see how/if it works first.
I got a pretty good feel for creating custom ribbons, adding tabs button. controls etc.. by playing with the demo version of the product.
However, when it came time to use my new knowledge to create an actual custom startup ribbon for my application I got nowhere. When I wanted to open my Access .accdb from within 'Ribbon Creater 2010' I got a message, 'There is no table UsysRibbons in the selected application".
Really not sure where to go from here. There are some screen snapshots on the product website that show how to create various objects on the ribbon but not much else in the way of documentation.
Anybody know the process of using this tool and incorporating the created ribbon into an application. I can see how to create buttons but don't at all see how to connect the button to an object (Form, Function, Report etc. in my application)
1. Using this product, how do I create a custom ribbon and incorporate it into my application.?
2. Once the ribbon is created how to I associate my Forms, reports or functions with the options on the ribbon?
3. I see references to 'callback' on many of the screen shots on the website. What is a callback?