Sub-Switchboard design

From: sendahook (
Date: 03/11/05

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:58:50 +0000

Jeff Conrad Wrote:
> "sendahook" wrote in
> message
> -
> Hello,
> I have created a main switchboard in Access 2002 that contains links
> to
> sub-switchboards. My question is how do I change the layout design
> of
> the main switchboard without affecting the design of the
> sub-switchboards? I assume this can be done, just can't figure out
> how. Any help would be greatly appreciated.-
> If you are using the built-in Switchboard Manager then this would
> be exceedingly difficult to do. The SBM uses ONE form for
> everything. Through code it changes the options on the form
> based on the menus you have created through the wizard. In
> Design View, if you add/change something, the changes will
> show on all sub-menus. You could show/hide various controls
> through code based on the currently shown sub-menu, but
> this would become very cumbersome. You might be better off
> creating your own Switchboard-type main form and other forms
> for the sub menus.
> --
> Jeff Conrad
> Access Junkie
> Bend, Oregon

Thank You, Jeff.

I have been doing some research on this and came to the same conclusion
- that I might be better off just making my own menu forms from

Thanks again!!!