Disabling the Ribbon in Access 2013.

Sifting through the questions here on EE, I find mostly older, pre-Office 2013 discussions of how to control the ribbon in Access. I have no need to modify the ribbon in any way; I just want to enable/disable from VBA. This is a complex application porting up from 2007 and I just want the sucker gone (not minimized, gone) until my application determines it is needed. The old Sendkeys Ctrl-F1 works to get it out of the way, and I have tried to use version specific ExecuteMso code '13, but it does not remove it and it misbehaves whenever a print preview pops up (I use them to review, not print and do not need the ribbon.)

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Marc
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
You cannot completely get rid in the Ribbon in A2013. You could in A2010.  That's just  how it is.
Embrace the Ribbon - it's here to stay and superior to the legacy menu system.

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this

DoCmd.ShowToolbar "Ribbon", acToolbarNo
Nick67Commented:
LOL
I have no need to modify the ribbon in any way; I just want to enable/disable from VBA.
Not going to happen.
The deck chairs on the Ribbon Titanic have been re-arranged, but it is still the same ship.
The best discussion of Ribbon hacking remains here.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27231448/Access-2010-disable-or-modify-Quick-Access-Toolbar.html

MS has stuck us with the Ribbon.
You CANNOT get rid of it; you can attempt to minimize its functionality, but MS wants the user in charge not the dev, so it is a moderately difficult task to keep the UI sewed up shut.

For instance, anytime you use VBA to change a TableDef, the Nav Pain will fly open -- and you cannot completely rehide it until the app opens/closes again.

My advice: give up on trying to remove the Ribbon's functionality.  Ctrl-F1 it and see to it that the user never actually wants to use it -- but you can't get rid of it entirely.  You can't fight MS in this regard.
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marcchevalierAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I was already aware that there is no APPARENT system mechanism to emphatically shutdown the ribbon until re-enabled by VBA. I was asking to find out if anyone had a less standard solution or work-around. No one did. If a request for deletion is inappropriate for these circumstances, please let me know.
Thanks,
Marc
Nick67Commented:
A delete is inappropriate in this case.
You asked for methods to make '...the sucker gone (not minimized, gone) until my application determines it is needed.'

The answer was supplied.  There are none.
This question will be useful for others who come seeking Ribbon-destruction only to get the same answer.

MS has stuck us with the Ribbon.  Hack it, change it, customize it and live with it, because you cannot kill it.
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
LOVE the Ribbon and LOVE the Nav Pane :-)
marcchevalierAuthor Commented:
Understood.
Thanks for the responses.
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