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Startup Properties Help

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Having some trouble with an unfinished database. I'm a moderate user,
not a beginner, but I'm training myself more advanced options. I have
an unfinished database that I set the startup properties to disable
all the menus (oops.) How can I get back in to edit the database. I
read somewhere pressing F11 will bring up the menu but it does nothing.

Oct 13 '07 #1
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pdtay84 wrote:
Having some trouble with an unfinished database. I'm a moderate user,
not a beginner, but I'm training myself more advanced options. I have
an unfinished database that I set the startup properties to disable
all the menus (oops.) How can I get back in to edit the database. I
read somewhere pressing F11 will bring up the menu but it does
nothing.
Hold shift while opening the file.

(F11 is one of the things you disabled)

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Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
Email (as appropriate) to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com
Oct 13 '07 #2

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To add to Rick's comments: You can disable the Shift option, too, and then
you could be "up the proverbial creek." It is always a good idea to save a
development copy without the "finishing touches" added, and set the Startup
properties on a copy just before you distribute it.

Of course, you'll have separated that "front end" copy from the "back end"
containing tables, relationships, and data and linked the back end tables to
the front end, so if you update, test, finish, and distribute a new copy of
the front end, you will not lose your data.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

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pdtay84 wrote:
>Having some trouble with an unfinished database. I'm a moderate user,
not a beginner, but I'm training myself more advanced options. I have
an unfinished database that I set the startup properties to disable
all the menus (oops.) How can I get back in to edit the database. I
read somewhere pressing F11 will bring up the menu but it does
nothing.

Hold shift while opening the file.

(F11 is one of the things you disabled)

--
Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
Email (as appropriate) to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com

Oct 13 '07 #3

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"lyle fairfield" <ly******@yahoo.cawrote
Larry

I think this can be used as a paddle by running it from another Access
application:
But, even though re-adding finishing touches at distribution time is no
burden for me, I appreciate your advice and your code, which I have copied
for future use, if/when needed... and I sometimes do, if I inherit a
"tightly secured" database that a previous contractor secured for (from?) a
client.

Larry
Oct 14 '07 #4

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