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I recently opened a reporting database in Access 2007 that appears to be missing a search bar in the database objects panel. I'm familiar with MS Access, but not the new ribbon functionality. How do I turn the search bar back on?

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I messed with the menus in the little down triangle there and the settings are the same but one has a search bar and the other does not.

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  1. Office Globe->Access Options
  2. In the Access Options window left hand panel clicked Current Database
  3. In the right column scrolled down to Navigation and clicked Navigation Options
  4. Checked off Show Search Bar
  5. Clicked ok a series of times and reopened the database.
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