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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Building a Start Up Page / Menu

    Another novice question.

    I'm building a member's register type database for a club I'm a member of.

    Some of the people who use, update and print reports from the database will have limited computer skills and probably no experience with databases.

    I want to design a start up screen that when Access is opened, shows only the forms, reports etc that a basic user would need to use to enter new data, view and print reports etc.

    Is this something that is likely to be possible for a complete access novice to achieve? Can anyone give any hints or direct me to a link where I might be able to learn how to do this - in a language that a novice can understand.

    Thanks,
    Norm C

  2. #2
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    use the Switchboard. Its a default startupmenu.

    In the Menu Extra -> Databasehulpprogramma's -> Switchboard

    If you click it, it sayd: No Switchboard found, want to create one? YES

    And you can add menubuttons in "Main Switchboard" and create your own menus.

    ( I 'll update this reply asa I have found the English version )

  3. #3
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    Menu:
    Extra -> "database aid programme" -> Switchboard (sorry, that is the best translation I can find)

  4. #4
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    Thanks for the reply.
    I'm using Access 2010. I know nothing about the Switchboard, other than an understanding it has been deleted in this version. Don't know if that is correct.

    Only reference I can find to Switchboard in Help is reference to past versions.

  5. #5
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    Oh, Access 2010! Poeh. They removed Switchboard?

    Fortunaly, google is your frend:

    How do I create a Switchboard form in Access 2010? in Access Forms

  6. #6
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    Thanks for that.
    I've found and added the Switchboard Manager to the ribbon.
    Just need to teach myself how to use it now.

  7. #7
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    Building a Start Up Page / Menu

    Hi,

    This article can help with your task (only difference is that for Access 2010 you will need to click the File tab where the article mentions "Office Button".) Copy and paste this link to your browser to view the article:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ac...876.aspx?CTT=1
    Last edited by Radshank; 03-24-11 at 11:53. Reason: Link was broken.

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    I created my own one but what did is in the tag field I put user or admin or manage then when the user log have code that loop though the controls reading the tag if not there login status visible would be false
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


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