You don't want your users navigating your Access 2007 database on their own. Instead, when they open the database, you want them to access the data, reports, and queries through controls on the opening form — not the navigation pane. Follow these steps:
- Open the database.
- Click the Office button and then click the Access Options button.
- Select Current Database from the left pane.
- Under Applications Options, click the Display Form drop-down list and select the form you want to display when the database is opened.
- Under Navigation, clear the Display Navigation Pane check box (Figure A) and click OK.
Now, when users open your Access database, they will see only the selected form in the Display Form box. The navigation bar will not be visible.
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