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MSAccess: Launch Form on Startup

I recently had to start doing stuff in MS Access 2007. It has been a great many moons since I’ve worked with Access and, of course, all of the menus have changed.

Now, to get the the settings page for the “Application”, instead of “Options”–>”Tools”, you now click the “Office Button” and down at the bottom of the menu page that pops up is “Access Options”.

This is one location you can specify which form you want to open up automatically when you open the access file.

A nice holdover from previous versions gives another, more flexible method. You can create an macro named “AutoExec” that can launch a macro, form, code module procedure, etc.

To override the default MS Access splash screen, create a 1×1 1bit bitmap file and name it the name as your ms access project (ie: “myproject.bmp”) and place it in the same folder as your ms access project “*.accdb” file.

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