Similar issue posted for Access 2007, seems to be the same issue with Acess 2010 is there a fix or am I not seeing how to make the description visible in the objects window. Below is the other posting
In MS Access 2003, user could view table descriptions side-by-side with table names. Also true for querys and other objects. In MS Access 2007, apparently, user cannot do this. Is that correct? Being able to view the table/query descriptions was invaluable for organizeing an Access project. Right-clicking on the table to view the properties does not provide the same function as being able to see all listed alongside the object name.
2007 should offer more capability in this regard - eg, not just table descriptions, but user options to display other fields when viewing the table list in the navigation pane.
Is there a way that I can view table (object) descriptions alongside the object names in the list in the navigation pane, as could be done in Access 2003?