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Windows 8 Metro Style Tablet Dashboard Sample Database for Access
A mouse or touch driven modal kiosk tablet gui for Access 2007/2010/2013

Metro GUI for Micorsoft Access

 Access Switchboard to Ribbon Converter Wizard for Access 2007/2010/2013

 Access Ezy Ribbon Builder and Editor BETA A sophisticated yet easy-to-use tool for building custom ribbons for Access 2007/2010/ 2013

 Easily Migrate Legacy Access Switchboards to the Access 2010/2013 Navigation Form

 Menu Switchboard for Access 2007/2010/2013 Replace the native Access Switchboard with this menu paradigm


 Sample Date Picker for Access Databases Versatile Vista/Windows7 styling and functionality


 Kiosk Dashboard Sample Access Database Mouse-driven full-screen modal kiosk dashboard

 Access Dashboard Builder

Ezy Dashboard Builder is a cutting-edge tool for quickly building a fully-functional Access database dashboard.

You don't need a switchboard in your existing application to build a Dashboard using the Builder, and you don't need to know VBA or write any macros - the builder automatically handles ever

Try the  Access Ribbon Builder & Editor  - Free Download

 Office 2007/2010/2013 Ribbon XML File Reviewer
 Access 2007 USysRibbons Reviewer Add-In

New Access freeware tools providing advanced Office Ribbon XML file review features.

Open any Office Ribbon XML file in the XML File Reviewer to review an Office Ribbon's full menu hierarchy in a tree-view with all control attributes detailed in an adjacent panel.

The Access 2007 USysRibbons Add-In reviews and previews the custom Ribbons in the USysRibbons table of an Access 2007 database.

Extensive reference resources are incorporated into the GUI's of both products. Require Access 2007.








Access Control Center

"Get Centralized Project Management for Microsoft Access" Independent review 1 Dec 2003 by Access Advisor Zone.

Open the correct version of Access. Easy compacting and decompiling, workgroup switching. Projects are managed centrally. MDBs are opened by the appropriate Access version automatically. Includes a shortcut wizard, and many other features!

Access SideBar Add-In for Access 2000/2002/2003
Uses only native Access controls: no DLLs/OCXs

The easy way to navigate objects in your Access MDB, the Access SideBar is available at any time. After opening an object the SideBar is hidden, and pops-up by moving your mouse to the left edge of the screen.

The SideBar window size is independent of the size of the Access application window, so you can locate all objects without resizing the application window.

A custom right-click pop-up menu gives easy access to useful Access Menu commands.

The download also includes a second wider version.

Classic Database MenuBar and Window for Access 2007/2010/2013
This free sample Access 2007/2010 database gets you beyond the frustrations of learning the new Office 2007/2010 Ribbon and helps you learn the location of familiar commands in the unfamiliar Ribbon environment.

A Better ZoomBox
A free tool for Microsoft Access versions 97 to 2003 to edit the following control properties when designing Access Forms and Reports: Record Source, Row Source, Control Source. Full find/replace functionality and saved customization font and Enter Key settings.


Manage all your Access databases in one application. The DASHBOARD automatically determines in which version of JET a database was created. Each file is opened in the appropriate version of Access. Use the Shortcut Builder to create custom Desktop shortcuts.  Backup, Repair, Compact, and Decompile database files without leaving the DASHBOARD.

Custom Form and Report Design Toolbar
A handy Custom Toolbar for Access, for faster and less tedious resizing and positioning of form and report controls: import the Toolbar into any Access97 or later database. For example, you can resize a selected group of controls to match the smallest or largest of a group, in just two mouse-clicks:

Match largest:  
Match smallest:

Table Links and Connections Manager
The Connection Manager will find all the Microsoft Access files in the location you select and a report will display all table links and base string connections, including dependents of, and any connect errors grouped by: Jet Version, File Type, Linked Database Paths and linked tables, and Base Connection Strings. Separate reports are produced for .mdx and .adx files.

Access Database Mechanic
 v1.2 A new tool that automates the process of attempting to recover a corrupt MS Access database, using three operations: compact & repair, decompile, and  complete rebuild of an .mdb. The applet also features a fail-safe mechanism that creates a uniquely named back-up copy of the .mdb before any recovery operation is attempted. Versions for Access 2000/2002/2003 and Access 2007/2010.

Ezy Access 2000
Access is intimidating for new users and the learning curve is steep. Here is a new tool that makes using Access a WHOLE lot easier: an Access database for retail MS Access that lets you easily create Access databases with little or no knowledge of Access.

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Ezy Debug
A frustration in debugging in Access 2000 and later is the clunky rigmarole required to check/set error-trapping. Now you can dramatically simplify the process. Ezy Debug is launched from the right-click popup menu in the code window of the Access VB Editor. The applet provides quick access to the Access error-trapping settings in the code window, and once invoked it is available both in the Access Database and VBE window. The current error-trapping setting is displayed and can be hanged on the fly...


Find Databases Wizard
The Wizard finds all the MS Access files in the location you select and classifies each file by Access version, lists all the files found in the location, and saves the data in a text-delimited file.

Find Databases_Wizard

Files provided as is without warranty of any kind. Owner of files does not assume any liability for use or consequences of use. All software including freeware are single user licences only. Multi-user licences must be purchased. Free software is not supported. Microsoft Access is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.