[AccessD] Customizing 2007's Navigation Pane

Arthur Fuller fuller.artful at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 15:47:10 CDT 2008

I don't want to get bitchy just before Good Friday, but IMO you're taking
the lazy way out, and also failing to exploit some of the significant
advantages of this new feature. You can customize it to hide everything you
wish, and also to display the new items you have created expressly for that
purpose. The tremendous advantage of such an approach is that you can open
several items in sequence and they are all open in tabs and you can switch
from one to another with a click. In addition, this UI far surpasses the old
Switchboard technology, not least because it's always visible and available.

Invest a little time in learning to customize this thing and I am confident
that you will change your mind and realize how cool it is.


On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Doug Steele <dbdoug at gmail.com> wrote:

> I hide it.  Two reasons:
> 1. Most of my screens are full already.
> 2. The last thing I want is my 'experimental' users discovering they can
> activate a form or query from the main menu.  I generally find that users
> find the database window in earlier versions of Access too intimidating to
> play with, but the Nav Pane is just sitting there waiting to be clicked
> on...
> Doug Steele

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