Classic Database MenuBar and Window

for Access 2007/2010/2013

Danish Access developer Michael Borries has updated this app to more closely mimic the Classic Access Database window and provide some added functionality, including full support for macros. His design of the window allows it to operate as a tab in a tabbed Access 2007/2010/2013 GUI, and also identifies the Access version of the open file in the window/tab title.

You can download the free app from Michael's web site

Classic Database MenuBar and Window

The original free app is still available below.

This free sample Access 2007/2010 database gets you beyond the frustrations of learning the new Office 2007/2010 Ribbon and helps you learn the location of familiar commands in the unfamiliar Ribbon environment.

The full Classic MenuBar is added to the Ribbon Add-Ins tab. The Menubar is context-sensitive and button-clicks on commands in the Menubar, as well as functioning in the normal way, also operate on the Ribbon to display the relevant Ribbon tab.

Download the Sample ACCDB file and import the two forms and one module into your Access 2007/2010 ACCDB, after checking the Menus and Toolbars checkbox in the Import Objects dialog.

The following screen-shots show the sample ACCDB in action:

1. The Right-click Popup Menu from the Classic Database Window:

Classic Database MenuBar and Window

2. The Menubar:

Classic Database MenuBar and Window

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