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    BLD21 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Customize Ribbon


    Hello all,

    I've created a small Access 2016 Database and I want to limit what is seen on the Ribbon.

    I am able to customize the Ribbon via right clicking on the menu and selecting what I want. It works fine but the problem is that any other database that I open or create contains those changes. I just want to change the ribbon for one specific application and not every time I open Access.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    BLD

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    isladogs is offline Very idle programmer
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    The approach will depend on what you do want to show.
    You can hide all ribbon menus except File and Home by disabling Allow Full Menus in Access Options ...Current Database.

    If you want to disable either or both File and Home ...or if you just want to modify ribbon menus, its more tricky. You need to do this using XML in a specially created system table called USysRibbons. Recommend you look at Gunter Avenius' website https://www.ribboncreator2016.de/en/
    Colin (Mendip Data Systems) : Website, email
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    BLD21 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Yes I've tried disabling Allow Full Menus which works fine but I need to keep the EXTERNAL ribbon. I only need to see Home and External.

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    Then you will need to create a USysRibbons table in order to create a custom ribbon.
    Does that mean you want to hide the File menu as well?
    Study the examples on the website I mentioned
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    BLD21 is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Thank you, I would want to also see the File menu. File/Home/External.

    I am a little hesitant about downloading and using the Ribbon editor.

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    You don't need to install the Ribbon creator app but it will make the process easier.
    However, you can create the USysRibbons table without using it.
    All you will need is to know the code to show just those three menus.
    If you check the tutorials on that site or do a Google search, someone else may have done exactly the same as you want.
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