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Hello. I am in need of some help. I was trying to get the startup of my

database to just show a switchboard form so that others accessing the

database aren't confused as to what they need to fill out. Anyway, taking

someone's advice, I used the Tools/Startup menu to make the startup display

be my switchboard form. I was successful in this - unfortunately, I

apparently unchecked something that should have been checked, because now - I

can't see or get into anything beyond the switchboard itself! I no longer

have the "tools" option on my toolbar - nor can I add it by right-clicking

the toolbar that is there. There is also no option to "unhide" the tables

under Window as I had understood there was to be. I appreciate any help.

Hopefully I haven't totally ruined my database as that will really tick me

off - teach me to work on this when I'm tired...

Thanks!

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    • Okay - I figured it out! Thank goodness. I read that if you hold down the

      Shift key the whole time you are opening the database, it will in turn

      override the Startup settings. I had tried this prior to posting the first

      time, but it wasn't working - the database has a security login and so I'd

      have to stop holding the shift button in order to login - and when I would do

      that - it would open as before - everything hidden. So I got to thinking

      that perhaps directly after I type in the password - I'd hold down that shift

      key again - and sure enough - it worked!

      "cktia" wrote:

      > Hello. I am in need of some help. I was trying to get the startup of my

      > database to just show a switchboard form so that others accessing the

      > database aren't confused as to what they need to fill out. Anyway, taking

      > someone's advice, I used the Tools/Startup menu to make the startup display

      > be my switchboard form. I was successful in this - unfortunately, I

      > apparently unchecked something that should have been checked, because now - I

      > can't see or get into anything beyond the switchboard itself! I no longer

      > have the "tools" option on my toolbar - nor can I add it by right-clicking

      > the toolbar that is there. There is also no option to "unhide" the tables

      > under Window as I had understood there was to be. I appreciate any help.

      > Hopefully I haven't totally ruined my database as that will really tick me

      > off - teach me to work on this when I'm tired...

      > Thanks!

      #1; Fri, 30 May 2008 20:31:00 GMT