Office Challenge: How do you hide and unhide Access objects?

Access hides some objects by default, but you can hide objects as well. How do you hide and unhide system and custom objects in Access?

Everyone knows there's usually more than one way to do something in any Office app. The key to efficiency is to know which method to use when. Sometimes, it doesn't matter. But more often than not, one method is more efficient than the others. Each Friday, we'll publish a weekly Office Challenge. We hope you'll share your solutions, all of them: The common, the unique, the insightful, and even the "You'll think I'm nuts, but..." methods.  We want to hear them all! This week, tell us how to hide and unhide objects in Access 2003 and Access 2007. There's more than meets the eye on this one, and Access 2007 has a neat trick that's easy to miss.

Tune in next Friday for our solution, along with a brand new Office Challenge.


Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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