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how can i prevent read-only users from seeing the database window in access?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by bluebloods, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. bluebloods

    bluebloods Thread Starter

    Oct 2, 2004
    ive set it up so that when a user logs on they dont see the database window(the one which show all the tables, queries etc.) they only see the switchboard.
    but all they have to do is click on the tab on the toolbar on the bottom for it to reappear :eek:

    how can i prevent this from happening?
  2. draceplace


    Jun 8, 2001
    One simple way is in Tools\startup you can disable various toolbars. The draw back is if you hold down the shiftkey when dbl click to open you open in 'design mode'. But average user doesn't know.
  3. OBP


    Mar 8, 2005
    Control the display of the Database window
    You can change the settings that determine whether the Database window is displayed when a Microsoft Access file opens. If you hide the Database window, you need to display a startup form or data access page so that others can navigate in your application.

    On the Tools menu, click Startup.
    Do one or more of the following:
    To display or hide the Database window when a Microsoft Access database or Microsoft Access project opens, clear or select the Display Database Window check box.

    To prevent or allow users from displaying the Database window by pressing F11, clear or select the Use Access Special Keys check box.

    If you have cleared both the Use Access Special Keys check box and the Display Database Window check box, replace the File menu with your own custom menu. This prevents the Database window from appearing when users repeatedly open the same Access file from the list of most recently used files.

    Changes to these settings in the Startup dialog box won't take effect until the next time the Access file is opened.

    The Northwind sample database has a Main Switchboard form — an example of a form you might use to control navigation in your Access file. To view this form, open the Northwind database in your Microsoft Office folder's Samples folder. Click Forms under Objects in the Database window, click Main Switchboard, and then click the Open button on the Database window toolbar.
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