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6. The name displayed in the "Add-Ins available" list is the one entered as the add-in's name in the Designer, but curiously, the description entered into the Designers Description field does not appear on this dialog.

7. If your COM add-in doesn't appear in the list of available add-ins, click the Add button to browse for it; after locating it, click OK in the Add Add-In dialog, as shown in Figure 13.12.

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8. The COM add-in should now appear in the COM Add-Ins dialog. You can check its checkbox (if needed) and close the dialog; its button(s) should then appear on the Add-Ins tab of the Ribbon, in the appropriate context; for example, a button intended to display on the Form Design toolbar (like the one shown in Figure 13.6) will appear when you have a form open in design view.

In Access 2000 through 2003, COM add-in buttons appeared on the designated toolbar or menu; in the case of this add-in, that would be the form or report design toolbar. In Access 2007, all the buttons appear directly on the Toolbar Commands group on the Add-Ins tab. If you are running Windows Vista, you won't see the Add-Ins tab unless you run Access as an administrator, as described in Step 1 above.

You can clear the add-in's checkbox to temporarily unload it, or you can select it and click Remove to uninstall it completely.

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