Access 2010

We were using access 2003 since it first came out and over the years
I developed some too bars. We have just now updated to 2010 and now have issues
with the tool bars.  I can no longer edit these like I use to. One of the toll bar was located
on the bottom of the screen.  It is now in the top ribbon and can't change it.
Both of the tool bars appear to be in the "Add on" tab. I want these tool bars visible
all the time. All of the functions seem to work the same except I can't do anything
with them.  How can I get to these to edit them???

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You will need to convert to using the ribbon.  Using Google, you will find at least one free tool that will help you build ribbons.  I believe it is a German site and the author is an Access MVP.  There may be paid options also.  Gunther's tool gets good reviews but I haven't tried it.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
In 2010, you still can use custom menu bars.

To hide the ribbon execute:

DoCmd.ShowToolbar "Ribbon", acToolbarNo

or click the File tab, and then click Options.    In the Access Options dialog box, click Current Database.    Under Ribbon and Toolbar Options, clear the Allow Full Menus option, and then click OK.

With 2013 however, there is no choice but using custom ribbons.

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
While you can still use custom menu bars in 2010, I'd encourage you to go ahead and make the switch to Ribbons. They're not going anywhere, and as Jim pointed out you have no choice when you move ahead to 2013. Users are comfortable with them, and all the other Office products use Ribbons (as do more and more commercial products).

Pat mentioned Gunther's tool: IMO it's invaluable when working with the ribbon, and will save you a lot of time and headaches.

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