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When you start Microsoft Access, the Database window is usually visible. If you do not want a user to be able to gain access to the Database window, you can create an AutoExec macro that hides the Database window. This article describes how to create the macro to do this.
When a Microsoft Access database is first loaded, Microsoft Access checks for an AutoExec macro and runs it if it exists. While the following macro will hide the Database window from the user, it can be circumvented by holding down the SHIFT key while the file opens:
For more information about custom menus, search for "customizing menus" using the Microsoft Access Help menu.
Article ID: 88160 - Last Review: May 9, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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