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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by PAULinLAOS, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. PAULinLAOS

    PAULinLAOS
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    I have my database setup so that on startup, without pressing the shift
    button, the database starts without the database window and without full menu
    bar. I do this so that my users cannot easily screw things up. The only
    problem is that they cannot access the "Export" function under "File" which
    is necessary for exporting graphs.

    Is there any way that I can keep the same minimized menu bar on startup but
    add the "Export" feature? Or better yet could I simply add "Export" to the
    quick toolbars instead? For example, "Office Links" from the toolbar allows
    one to export to Word and Excel but graphics, such as a graph cannot be
    "linked" to a Microsoft Program.

    I've tried customizing the menu bar but this makes changes to the menu bar
    regardless of how one starts up the program. I want the menu bar to have
    minimized/customized features only for those who startup without pressing the
    Shift key.
     
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  3. Rick Brandt

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    PAULinLAOS wrote:
    > I have my database setup so that on startup, without pressing the
    > shift button, the database starts without the database window and
    > without full menu bar. I do this so that my users cannot easily screw
    > things up. The only problem is that they cannot access the "Export"
    > function under "File" which is necessary for exporting graphs.
    >
    > Is there any way that I can keep the same minimized menu bar on
    > startup but add the "Export" feature? Or better yet could I simply
    > add "Export" to the quick toolbars instead? For example, "Office
    > Links" from the toolbar allows one to export to Word and Excel but
    > graphics, such as a graph cannot be "linked" to a Microsoft Program.
    >
    > I've tried customizing the menu bar but this makes changes to the
    > menu bar regardless of how one starts up the program. I want the menu
    > bar to have minimized/customized features only for those who startup
    > without pressing the Shift key.


    You don't want to customize an existing Menu or Toolbar because such a change
    would only show up on your machine. Make a totally new Menu bar with whatever
    controls you want on it and set that as the Application Main Menu in the Startup
    settings. Then it will appear any time you use that app and on all PCs doing
    so.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
  4. PAULinLAOS

    PAULinLAOS
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    Thank you. This helps. However, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how
    to make a new menu bar. I searched using the Help menu, searched through
    Options, Customize and others and still can't figure this out. Where do I
    start to create a customized menu bar?

    "Rick Brandt" wrote:

    > PAULinLAOS wrote:
    > > I have my database setup so that on startup, without pressing the
    > > shift button, the database starts without the database window and
    > > without full menu bar. I do this so that my users cannot easily screw
    > > things up. The only problem is that they cannot access the "Export"
    > > function under "File" which is necessary for exporting graphs.
    > >
    > > Is there any way that I can keep the same minimized menu bar on
    > > startup but add the "Export" feature? Or better yet could I simply
    > > add "Export" to the quick toolbars instead? For example, "Office
    > > Links" from the toolbar allows one to export to Word and Excel but
    > > graphics, such as a graph cannot be "linked" to a Microsoft Program.
    > >
    > > I've tried customizing the menu bar but this makes changes to the
    > > menu bar regardless of how one starts up the program. I want the menu
    > > bar to have minimized/customized features only for those who startup
    > > without pressing the Shift key.

    >
    > You don't want to customize an existing Menu or Toolbar because such a change
    > would only show up on your machine. Make a totally new Menu bar with whatever
    > controls you want on it and set that as the Application Main Menu in the Startup
    > settings. Then it will appear any time you use that app and on all PCs doing
    > so.
    >
    > --
    > Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    > Email (as appropriate) to...
    > RBrandt at Hunter dot com
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Rick Brandt

    Rick Brandt
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    PAULinLAOS wrote:
    > Thank you. This helps. However, for the life of me, I cannot figure
    > out how to make a new menu bar. I searched using the Help menu,
    > searched through Options, Customize and others and still can't figure
    > this out. Where do I start to create a customized menu bar?


    Right-Click on any exsting toolbar or menu and choose "Customize". The
    resulting dialog has a button labelled "New".

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
  6. PAULinLAOS

    PAULinLAOS
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    I right-clicked at the menu bar but still I do not see where I can make a new
    menu bar. I can see how you can make a new toolbar, but not the menu bar. The
    window shows something for adding or changing toolbards, one thing for
    commands and another called "Options".

    I see in "Startup..." window that it allows you to choose the menu bar to
    show at startup, but again I still don't see how you create a menu. I don't
    see anything in the "Customize" window that allows you to create a new menu
    bar, name it and add the features that you want. I have, however, been able
    to change the exisitng menu bar. But, I want to make a special menu bar for
    startup. I have a fairly good command of many of the development features of
    Access, but this simple one I can't get.

    "Rick Brandt" wrote:

    > PAULinLAOS wrote:
    > > Thank you. This helps. However, for the life of me, I cannot figure
    > > out how to make a new menu bar. I searched using the Help menu,
    > > searched through Options, Customize and others and still can't figure
    > > this out. Where do I start to create a customized menu bar?

    >
    > Right-Click on any exsting toolbar or menu and choose "Customize". The
    > resulting dialog has a button labelled "New".
    >
    > --
    > Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    > Email (as appropriate) to...
    > RBrandt at Hunter dot com
    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Rick Brandt

    Rick Brandt
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    PAULinLAOS wrote:
    > I right-clicked at the menu bar but still I do not see where I can
    > make a new menu bar. I can see how you can make a new toolbar, but
    > not the menu bar. The window shows something for adding or changing
    > toolbards, one thing for commands and another called "Options". [snip]


    After you create a new command bar you can go into its properties and
    specify whether it should be of type "Toolbar", "Menu Bar", or "Popup".


    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     

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