Give us a wizard to create ribbonbars like we used to have for the old menubar
Give us a wizard to create ribbonbars like we used to have for the menubar. Creating complex ribbonbars by storing HTML in the USysRibbons table is very time consuming to create and maintain. Especially hard to debug errors.The old menubar wizards made this task quick and easy.
At the moment there is no plan to develop a tool/wizard for creating ribbons.
This suggestion should probably be directed to a broader UserVoice site as it relates to all Office products and not just Access.
I never could understand why Jensen Harris opted to store HTML in the Ribbons table, and not provide an easier way for creating and maintaining ribbons. Ever since Office 2013, ribbons are too big, consuming a large amount of valuable screen space, no way to re-size the ribbons or the icons inside them, and menu bars are no longer supported.
So far, anything I've wanted to do the the Ribbon, I've been able to do with Gunter's tool. And he has loads of sample dbs on his site on specific Ribbon topics.
And I could not agree LESS that the Ribbons are rubbish compared to the old legacy MenuBars. They are functionality and cosmetically superior in every way compared to legacy tool bars. However, w/o Gunter's tool ... I might not be saying this :-)
Jack Leach commented
Or at least some sort of reasonable documentation. Gunter's tool is an excellent start but doesn't quite to everything, and trying to find documentation - along with lack of any sort of IDE (e.g., handwriting XML) - makes ribbon work a major pain.
This is a very good Idea. As an aside I this the Ribbon are rubbish compared to the toolbar menus.
Peter Doering commented
Yes, Joe is right about the ribbon creator.
Alan Cossey commented
I second what Joe wrote.
Great idea but seems unlikely. Meanwhile I HIGHLY recommend Gunter Avenius' http://www.ribboncreator2016.de/en/ (also available for A2010). This tool is the de-facto standard and I use it frequently. Almost 99.99% guaranteed that if Microsoft created a tool, it would not even be close to this.