The Custom Startup Wizard

The Custom Startup Wizard has an intuitive interface that allows developers to specify a multitude of startup settings as well as the options that will be implemented when the underlying MDB file is used to create an MDE file. Figure 3-24 shows how to specify many start-up options in second step of the Custom

Startup Wizard. In addition to being incredibly easy, the options are even explained in the description box at the bottom of the page. No need to worry or to wonder about the effect; the description provides instant assurance. And notice that the Name AutoCorrect is prominently listed so that it can easily be turned on or off.

Form View

Figure 3-24

Form View

Figure 3-24

As shown in Figure 3-25, the next step allows you to test and find code that may not work. It will also check for potentially missing VBA references. How is that for thinking ahead! We keep telling you, the features in the ADE are power tools for the developer—try them once and you will certainly agree.

One of the great reliefs about using the Custom Startup Wizard to create the MDE is that the underlying MDB file is not affected. The wizard will create the MDE file and even save the settings as a template. So, the next time you want to create the same MDE or to create a MDE with similar settings, you can start with the saved template and reuse it as is or use it as the starting point to create a new template. It only takes a couple of clicks to give the name and location for saving the template. It will also create a batch file that can run through the Custom Startup Wizard without even opening the wizard. Creating MDE files is going to be so easy and stress free.

Figure 3-25
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