Microsoft Access Database: Customize Access 2010 Ribbon Bar – Part 1

Microsoft Access Database: Customize Access 2010 Ribbon Bar – Part 1

This is the first part on how to customize Access 2010 ribbon bars which is now built into Microsoft Access (via Options). It’s a quick 1 minute video tutorial covering the simple basics.

Microsoft Access Database: Customize Access 2010 Ribbon Bar – Part 1

This utility still generates an XML file which can be opened (once you export the changes) and then edited directly and save the need to download a dedicated editor tool as the case with the previous version (2007).

access 2010 ribbonCustomizing the Access 2010 ribbon bar has other benefits too as it can be bound to a single form or report that will be my own part 2 video coming soon.

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Ben Beitler is a highly proficient software developer & consultant with over 20 years experience of database design and implementation of CRM management systems, bespoke applications using VBA (mainly Excel spreadsheets & Access databases). Currently he is also working as coach for individuals and small businesses who are looking to use the Internet to market their businesses focusing on SEO and traffic building to websites. He is a fellow member of the The Institute of IT Training which is the world's first professional body for IT training professionals which sets standards and code practices within the industry. Having successfully run several businesses, Ben currently provides training, consultancy and development in Access and Excel ranging from small to large companies including Ford, Toyota, HSBC, Barclays, PWC, Deloitte, Sage and many others. Even though he is based in the UK (in and around the London area), his services have been used as far as Australia consulting and developing systems with software specialists. Ben has created website resources for Microsoft Access database and Microsoft Excel spreadsheet which are free to use which collate news articles, tips 'n' tricks, video tutorials and support questions from the more popular websites around including Google, Yahoo and YouTube.
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One Response to Microsoft Access Database: Customize Access 2010 Ribbon Bar – Part 1

  1. Ben Beitler says:

    In Access 2010, you can bind your customized Access 2010 ribbon bar in the options to a specific database file too by using the ‘Ribbon Name’ drop-down control under the ‘Current Database’ section.

    This makes your customized ribbon bar globally available to all objects.
    A special set of steps will need to be implemented if you want to bind a ribbon bar to a form or report – See part 2 soon!

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