Saturday, March 27, 2010

NEW Ezy Access RibbonX Builder & Editor for Access 2007

Update 20 June 2013 - New BETA 3 version released

 My Access2007 Ribbon Builder and Editor for Microsoft© Access 2007 is a fast and easy way to build and manage Access 2007 and Access 2010 Custom Ribbons.

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Ezy Access RibbonX Builder is a basic yet sophisticated tool for building custom ribbonbars using XML files. Not all controls can be edited, and only sub-set of essential attributes for custom controls can be edited. Only native Office 2007 msoImages can be assigned to custom controls.

The ribbon being built is displayed as the active RibbonBar.  You use the treeview representation of the ribbon to navigate and  build the ribbon by adding, editing, copying, pasting, and deleting controls.

File commands:

  • Load XML File... Loads an existing XML ribbon file.  The full file path is displayed in the XML File textbox.
  • Refresh Reloads the current XML file and refreshes the displayed ribbon.
  • Save As...  Saves the current XML file for the displayed ribbon as another file.

Ribbon commands:

  • Edit Control Displays an Edit Control tab where you can edit the attributes of the control selected in the treeview.
  • New Ribbon... Load a new ribbon stub and creates a new XML file for the ribbon.
  • Reference Database... Assigns a database file to populate the onAction combobox for that ribbon control with a macro action from a macro named 'Ribbon'. The full file path is displayed in the Ref DB textbox.
  • Ribbon Wizard... Select a ribbon template from the samples shipped with the Builder.

Other functions:

  • Control objects combobox Select a control from this combobox to add to the displayed ribbon. Clicking the + button adds the selected control: if the + button is disabled then the selected control cannot be added to the current parent (container) control.  The buttons to the right of the + button from left-to-right delete, copy, or paste the control currently selected in the treeview.  The name of a copied control that has not yet been pasted is displayed in a label between the Paste and the Edit Control buttons.
  • Lookup Office Image panel The functions in this panel allow you to assign images to custom ribbon controls during editing.  Place your mouse over a control in this panel for details of the function performed

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Office Release Date Announced

According to the Office 2010 Engineering blog the ship date for Office 2010 is May 12.