When moving from earlier versions of Microsoft Office programs (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) to Office 2007, the new Ribbon can be very difficult to get used to.
A common complaint is that it takes up so much space, leaving you less "real estate" to do your real work. Frankly, we think a ribbon on the side would be much better than the top since most monitors have more space horizontally, rather that vertically. Unfortunately, thatís not an option.
However, did you know that the ribbon can be easily collapsed to give you extra vertical space?
Just double click on any ribbon tab, and it collapses:
When you need to access any of the Ribbon tabs, just click to make the Ribbon drop down, or double-click again to "pin" it back in maximized mode.
You can even customize the Quick Access Toolbar, shown above the Ribbon, for one-click access to your favorite commands.
Microsoft Access within an Organization's Database Strategy
How many simultaneous Microsoft Access users?
Blaming Microsoft Access instead of the Developer
Microsoft Access Version Feature Differences
Microsoft Access Versions, Service Packs and Updates
Microsoft Office 365 Access Update Version Releases
Top 14 Features Added with MS Access 2007
Taking Over Legacy MS Access Databases
Winner of Every Best Access Add-in Award
Split Database Architecture for Multiuser
Set AutoNumber Starting Number Other than 1
Avoid Unnecessary or Duplicate Indexes
Replace Attachment Field Paperclip Icon
Copy Command Button and Keep Picture
Module VBA to Forms and Controls
Subform Reference to Control Rather than Field
Suppress Page Headers and Footers on the First Page of Your Report
Annual Monthly Crosstab Columns
Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar
Collapse the Office Ribbon for more space
Avoid Exits in the Body of a Procedure
Send Emails with DoCmd.SendObject
Error Handling and Debugging Techniques
Error Number and Description Reference
Remote Desktop Connection Setup
Terminal Services and RemoteApp Deployment
Missing Package & Deployment Wizard
Remove 'Save to SharePoint Site' Prompt from an Access Database
Class Not Registered Run-time Error -2147221164
Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center
When and How to Upsize Access to SQL Server
SQL Server Express Versions and Downloads
Deploying MS Access Linked to SQL Azure
SQL Server Azure Usage and DTU Limits