Create a switchboard in Access 2003

How do I create a switchboard in Access 2003/XP/2000/97?
I used the Switchboard Manager in Access 2003 to create a switchboard. I also created a button on one of my form to exit back to the switchboard. When you return to the switchboard, it is no longer small, but expanded to the entire screen.

I've played around with it, but haven't found any obvious tweak to make it stay the same size.

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Problems with switchboard size
I used the Switchboard Manager in Access 2003 to create a switchboard. I also created a button on one of my form to exit back to the switchboard. When you return to the switchboard, it is no longer small, but expanded to the entire screen.

I've played around with it, but haven't found any obvious tweak to make it stay the same size.


Exporting a Switchboard
My problem is I need to export a switchboard form out of my Access database and make it avalible for anybodyt to access it without having to open up Access to use it. I also need the switchboard to be accessible by those who do not have Access 2007 installed on there computers i.e Access 2003. Please tell me how I can export the switchboard in such a way


2000-2003 to Access 2007 Switchboard
I upgraded from Access 2000-2003 to Access 2007 and now my switchboard seems to have lost a link to the table of switchboard items. I'm working on Front End database.

Also, I have a second database that I can only see tables. Same upgrade. Also, an FE.


Access 2003 database with password and switchboard
I'm having problem with Access 2003 database which has tables, forms, reports, macros and automatic switchboard from startup as a menu where users can select the needed action they want to do.

In the beginning .mdb opened directly to the switchboard but we prefer to protect the database with password from Tools -security. So nowadays it asks password before opening the switchboard.

Now we want to set different user group levels as admin, add/change, add/read and limited read. But we cannot reset the main password at all because there is no Tools menu as the switchboard is hiding menu items.
There is only File, Edit, Insert, Records, How we can reset/remove the password?


Open the Switchboard maximized (full screen)
In Access 2003/XP/2000/97, how do I set up the Switchboard so that when I open the database, the Switchboard opens maximized?


Access 2007 Switchboard Inoperable on File Open
I have an Access Database in .mdb format that works just fine Access 2003. However, when I open it it in Access 2007 the initial code to relink the backend works just fine and pops up the notification msgbox to let the user know but when the msgbox clears the Switchboard buttons, that display sub menus, will not work!
The Switchboard button to close the database works just fine though!

Another oddity to this is if I close the Switchboard and then reopen it from the
Navigation bar everything works as it should.

Security setup: (Trust Center)
Trusted Locations:
Contains the directories containing both the front & back end .mdb files The VBA was digitally signed in Office 2003 using the Self-Cert certificate created
by the Office 2003 Certification Tool.
Macro Settings:
Disable all macros with notification -- I get no notifications!


Automatically start up switchboard when database is opened
In Access 2003/XP/2000/97, my switchboard is not opening when I open my application. How do I fix it?


Switchboard Corrupted
I am a novice Access user who does not know anything about VBA modules etc, but I am good in databases in general.
So, I have this database at work, which got corrupted when I was out of town. Access asked if we want it to auto repair (or something of that sort). We said yes, and it recovered the database, but then when we now open the database, the switchboard opens, but its just blank.
However, if I go to the switchboard manager, I can see that there is a switchboard there and everything looks just fine.
I can also create a new switchboard, but even that one comes up as blank.

I think its due to some VBA modules which could not be recovered by Access.

However, we do have a backup from about 2 weeks back, in which the switchboard works fine.

I have tried all sorts of tricks, but I am unable to get the switchboard working.


Designing A Switchboard
To deliver your application and make it more functional, you need to provide a central point for your users to choose and access the right component to do their job. That's the role of a switchboard. There are at least two common ways you can create or build a switchboard. You can use Microsoft Access built-in features to build a switchboard, or you can design one from a form.


Switchboard error
Using Access 2003. I have three different groups. I am using a switchboard to organize things. I have several reports for each group that I run on pages run from the switchboard. One particular page gives me an error "There was an error executing the command." I don't understand if its the same switchboard with different pages why it would give an error on onepage and not the other? They are basically the same report for each group.


Switchboard Error
I have a Switchboard defined with 7 rows in the Switchboard table, all generated using the Switchboard Manager. However, when I run the application, opening the Switchboard via Autoexec, I have an 8th button with no label and when I click that button the app returns a Unknown Option error.

Any ideas? I have dropped and re-created the Switchboard a couple of times, with the same result each time.

I am running Access 2007 on Windows


Switchboard error
Using Access 2003. I have three different groups. I am using a switchboard to organize things. I have several reports for each group that I run on pages run from the switchboard. One particular page gives me an error "There was an error executing the command." I don't understand if its the same switchboard with different pages why it would give an error on one page and not the other? They are basically the same report for each group.


Switchboard Examples
Would anyone be willing to share their switchboard designs? I don't want to use the actual switchboard manager but create a form and use it as my switchboard. I'm having a hard time getting a good start and making it look organized


Switchboard name changing in 2007
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MS Access DB will not open on new computer
I am a computer technician, and recently built a new computer for a customer. Their old computer had MS office 2003, w/ Access, and they had 1 access file,

The New computer has vista, w/ MS office 2007 in it, and the database file will just not function properly. The switchboard opens up, but I cannot click any of the buttons on the switchboard without getting an 'There was an error executing the command.' error. same with access 2003 installed on this new vista machine

I have transfered the file onto an XP machine useing office 2003, fully updated, but I get the same error, the only machine it works on is the old, barley functional computer that the customers are replacing.

I have next to 0 experiance with access, as I just have not had to deal with it in the past, but I guess everyone starts somewere, I just need help on this one.

any questions on details, just ask, ill provide as much as possible


Opening Multiple Reports from a Single Switchboard Item
I'm using MS Access 2003.

(Probably a dumb question .)

I'd like to open multiple reports simultaneously when I click on a given Switchboard item. (The reports are really a set--one should not be opened and printed without the others.)

So what's the best way to do this? Do I run some kind of macro? (Never done that before.) Do I spawn the extra reports in the VBA of the report that is referenced by the Switchboard


Create a switchboard item that closes down Access 2007
how can I create a command on the Switchboard that exits out of Access? I've tried the "Exit Application" in the Switchboard Manager, but this only closes down the database that I have open...it does not close down the Access application.


switchboard buttons not responding after adding macro to open event
I added a macro on the open event of main switchboard to hide database window based on CurrentUser(). The macro works fine but now nothing happens when you click on the button on the swithboard. The only button that still works is exit access. I assume that my Macro is incomplete, but I am new at this. Running ACCESS 2003. Is there a line that I have to add at the end of the macro to return to the normal switchboard


New behavior in Switchboard form
I have an access 2002/3 database that I have been using for 4 years with no problem but now, all of a sudden, I get this funny error in the Switchboard that says "error in loadingDLL" and it seems to come from the code behind the switchboard form in the FillOptions procedure:

Set con = Application.CurrentProject.Connection

The database is so huge and the switchboard is quite complicated for me to re-create it from scratch again.


Switchboard Not in Forms List
I'm trying to create a switchboard using the switchboard manager, but after I create it, it is not found in the Forms list. It created the Switchboard Items table, but no form. What gives?