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To create an mde file

MMcCarthy
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These are the basic instructions on how to create an mde file.
  1. Create a backup copy of your "filename.mdb" frontend
  2. Go to Tools - Startup and set the startup form to the switchboard/menu form you've created. Uncheck the "Display Database Window". If you have created a custom menu then change menubar to the custom menu and uncheck the "Allow Full Menus" and "Allow Toolbar/Menu Changes" boxes. Please note that if any of your users are experienced users they may find ways around this. It would require an experienced developer or some time to explain and code them out fully.
  3. Compile the database to make sure there are no errors.
  4. Go to Tools - Database Utilities - Make mde file. This will create an executable version of the file and this cannot be altered structurally by you or anyone else.
Mar 2 '07 #1
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