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Export To Excel Menu
I'm working with a legacy app that was written long ago.  Whenever a report is generated and previewed on the screen a menu appears at the top, upper left of the screen right under the blue 'Microsoft Access line.

I attached a picture of that portion of the  screen

If I click on the first icon of the menu I get a drop down of:
Restore
Move
Size
Minimize
Maximize
Close

Immediatley to the right of that icon is an icon that looks like a miniature Excel logo with text that says 'Export Screen Contents To Excel'.  When I hover over the 'Excel' option it displays 'Office Links'.

I can't find anywhere that is placing that menu on the screen.

Where is it coming from?  What causes this to display at the top of the form?
How can I change the contents of it?
Or how can I supress it from appearing?

I've never seen it on any forms that I created so the prior developer wanted it there.
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open the report in design view
hit F4 to see the reports Property window

select the Other tab

see if there is an entry at  Toolbar and/or  Menu bar properties

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The Menu_Bar has an entry but when I view it in the 'Customize' toolbar is has no options specified.  I think it is the blank menu underneath the 'Export Screen Contents to Excel' menu in the image at the beginning of my post.

The shortcut menu is populated and contains a menu that appears when a right click occurs on the report.  It has an option to "print' the report or 'Email the report as an attachment.

There is no entry in the 'Toolbar' property.

Still don't know where it's coming from.
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<The Menu_Bar has an entry >

try removing the entry and open the report, see if you will still see the menu
Hamed NasrRetired IT Professional
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The first menu is the control menu that appears in every Window. It is similar to the access control menu.

The other one, need to be looked at.

Try to reproduce it with just the report and no data, and upload.
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Thanks for the responses, I have not had time to try them yet.  I will keep you posted.
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