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Create a custom toolbar for an Access form

You can make an Access form easier to use by creating a custom toolbar that includes only the tools that your users will need. Mary Ann Richardson provides you with the seven steps you need to follow to create the toolbar.

You can make an Access form easier to use by creating a custom toolbar that includes only the tools that your users will need. For example, suppose you created a form that should only be used to search for and print individual employee records. You can create a toolbar that does just that, and does not include tools that the user might find confusing or should not be able to access. To create the toolbar, follow these steps:

  1. Select View | Toolbars | Customize.
  2. On the Toolbars tab, select New.
  3. Enter Employee Form for the Toolbar Name.
  4. Click the Commands tab and select File from the Categories list.
  5. Click and drag the Print and Print Preview commands to the Employee Form toolbar.
  6. Select Edit from the Categories list.
  7. Click and drag the Find and Find Next commands to the toolbar. Click Close.

To assign the Employee Form toolbar to the Employee Form, double-click the form property button, click the Other tab, and select Employee Form from the Toolbar drop-down list.

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