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Read Menus by Steve O @ 6/19/2019
I know that Access has switchboard and forms that you can put millions of buttons on to select what you want to do. I can also make a form with navigation tabs. Is there a setting that will make a "normal" menu like on nearly every other program?  The File   Edit  Search   View  Etc., selections with their accompanying dropdown selections.
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Read Dropdown menus by Claude @ 8/28/2016
I am try to develop a db for teachers lesson plans.  I would like to see if you have a lesson a making a drop-down menu.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Do you mean like a floating menu when you click on a item more items show below?
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Read Menus in Access 2010 by Abid D @ 6/24/2012
can anyone help me install Arrange/Format menu in Access 2010 as they are not on the menu bar .I am trying to obtain a grid view to work on forms >Sorry just a begineer doing lesson 2 so dont be harsh with me

Reply from Richard Rost:

I'll be covering creating Menu Forms very soon. I covered them in the original Access 103, and will be going over them very soon in the Access 2010 lessons.
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Read Drop Down menus by Marc @ 4/12/2010
Its probably a daft questions but;

I have a drop down menu that looks up all of the values in a filed and shows them as choices, however some of them are the same, how can i make it so that the drop down menu only shows unique values?

Answer from Richard Rost:

Use an AGGREGATE query to GROUP all of your choices together with the GROUP BY command.

Then use this query to feed your combo box.

To do this, use an Aggregate Query... also called a Summary Query or Totals Query. There is a little button on the query toolbar that looks like a wierd "E" (actually the Greek letter Sigma). Press that and you get a new Total row. Just add the fields you want to group by (like customer name or ID) and the fields you want to run calculations on (like SUM, Count or Average) and there you go.

I have a FREE tutorial on my web site that teaches you how to create an Aggregate Query. See:

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