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Where is the Tools menu in Microsoft Access 2007, 2010 and 2013

Having trouble to get used to the Ribbon of Access 2007, 2010 or 2013? Is it time-consuming and tedious to seek for common commands? You might have used classic menus and toolbars for years since Access 2003/2002/2000, and might be hard to get used to the new Ribbon interface in a short time. Try the Classic Menu for Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 to solve this problem.

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Tools menu in Access 2003

In Access 2003, we can find out each command in drop down menus or toolbar. Click the Tools menu, you can easily find out commands in its drop down list, such as Analyze, Database Utilities, etc. See screenshot (Fig. 1).

Tools menu in Access 2003

Fig. 1: Tools menu in Access 2003

Ribbon in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013

When you upgrade to Access 2007, 2010 or 2013, you will view the classic menus and toolbar are disappearing, in contrast, you get the Ribbon. See screenshot (Fig. 2).

Ribbon in Access 2007/2010

Fig. 2: Ribbon in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013

The Ribbon may be frustrated for users who are quite familiar with old menus and toolbars of Access 2003, XP, and 2000.  All command items in the Tools drop down menu are moved to different tab, and it will be not easy to find out them quickly, such as Security command, Macro command, etc.

Tools Menu in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013

Is there a method to restore the old menus and toolbars into Access 2007, 2010 and 2013? The Classic Menu for Office can bring back the old menus and toolbars of Access 2003 to ribbon of Access 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Under Menus tab, you will view the Tools menu in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013 as same as that in Access 2003. See screenshot (Fig. 3).

Tools Menu in Access 2010/2007

Fig. 3: Tools Menu in Access 2007/2010/2013

The Tools menu in Access 2007, 2010 and 2013 brought by Classic Menu for Office contains both old command items of Access 2003 and new features of Access 2007/2010/2013.

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Classic Menu for Office

Frustrated by endless searches for commands on the ribbon interface of Access? The Classic Menu for Office brings back the familiar menus and toolbars to Microsoft Access 2007, 2010 and 2013. The classic view allows you to work with Office 2010/2013 as if it were Office 2003/2002/2000.

  • All new features and commands for Access 2007, 2010 and 2013 have been added to the menus and toolbars.
  • You can still enjoy many features of Access 2003 that have been removed from Access 2007, 2010 and 2013.
  • You won't need any training or tutorials after upgrading to Microsoft Access 2007, 2010 or 2013.

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