Allow User to Hide Feedback Button in MS Access 2016 Backstage Using XML
My applications, a synthesis of MS Access and MS Excel using automation, are totally self-contained and use customized Ribbons, so Backstage on the Ribbon is a distraction for my users. If I could, I would hide it entirely, but that isn't possible. Until Access 2016 all Backstage elements could be hidden individually using XML, but with the introduction of the Feedback element in Access 2016, this no longer seems possible. It doesn't make much sense for a user of my applications to provide feedback directly to Microsoft, so I'm hoping the inability to hide Backstage Feedback using XML is an oversight by Microsoft that will be rectified in the future.
Mr. Salvo's code works fine for me also. Problem solved and Bravo to him.
Mr. Salvo commented
Hi there, that's works fine for me:
<tab idMso="TabOfficeFeedback" visible="false"/>
Bravo to Me
I understand your frustrations and totally agree.
Maybe we all should send feednbck direct to micorsoft using the feature?
I would prefer however if we could remove the File tab completely.
Running DoCmd.ShowToolbar "Ribbon", acToolbarNo on load is not ideal, especially if you want to use the print preview options for reports.
I hope this is resolved shortly.