Using MS-Access 2003 menu bars in MS-Access 2007 without Ribbons

Mario Breid
15. März 2010

You can think about Ribbons whatever you want but if I just want to allow users with Access 2007 to use an Access front end like they did with Access 2003, I don’t want to create Ribbons instead of the menu bars.

Therefore, I was looking for a solution that allows me to still use my menu bars in Access 2007 wihout the „Add-In“ Ribbon. Finally I found this solution:

A2003: „Tools“ / „Startup“ / „Allow Built-in Toolbars“

select your menu bar in „Menu Bar“

A2007: „Office Button“ / Button „Access-Options“ / „Current Database“ / „Ribbon and Toolbar Options“ / „Allow Default Shortcut Menus“

select your menu bar in „Menu Bar“