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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Customizing the Ribbon with XML

So far in this chapter you’ve learned about XML file types, how to import and export Access objects and data using XML, and how to modify table templates by changing the schema in the template files. Access 2007 and most applications in the 2007 Office release use XML in another important user interface element—Ribbons. Throughout this book you’ve seen how to use the Ribbon commands on the four main tabs—Home, Create, External Data, and Database Tools—as well as on the many contextual tabs. You even might have noticed the custom Ribbons we created in the Conrad Systems Contacts (Contacts.accdb) and Housing Reservations (Housing.accdb) sample databases when you opened any of the forms and reports used by the application. ...

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