How to Install ActiveX in Access

By Greg Lindberg

With the Microsoft Office Access 2010 application installed on a computer you can manage various databases and work with user-oriented objects such as ActiveX controls. ActiveX controls such as check boxes, command boxes, dialog boxes and other controls can be enabled for Access 2010 using the Trust Center feature. Installing the ActiveX feature is helpful for collecting data from users to use with the Access 2010 database.

Click the "Start" button from the desktop and then click the "All Programs" option.

Select the "Microsoft Access 2010" option from the list of programs.

Click the "File" tab in Access 2010. The Backstage View dialog box opens.

Click the "Options" button in the "Help" section and the Options dialog box will appear. Click the "Trust Center" option.

Select the "Trust Center Settings" and click the "ActiveX Settings" option.

Click the radio button next to the "Enable all controls" field so that it's selected and then click the "OK" button. ActiveX is fully enabled in Access 2010.