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Hi Scott
I have a working database in Access 2010. I am using Windows 7.
I want to make it user friendly for other users, but hide the ribbon, etc. so that other users are not tempted to interfere with the database design, etc.
Is there any way to hide everything except the form which is being worked on at any one time to achieve what I want?
Perhaps you can help?
Thank you

Sure, in the Options you can disabled the menus. But if you do you need to supply your own menus or ribbons. Another possibility is to convert your database to an accde which hides most of the design elements. Yet another is rename the accdb as accdr. This forces Access to run the app as if it was only using the Runtime license, again preventing access to design elements.

Hope this helps,
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