Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Determine where to create the database.
When creating a database, you must decide which storage medium to use.
If you always work on the same computer and have no need to transport your database
to a different location, then your computer’s hard drive will sufﬁ ce as a storage location. It is
a good idea, however, to save a backup copy of your database on a separate medium in case
the ﬁ le becomes corrupted, or the computer’s hard drive fails.
If you plan to work on your database in various locations or on multiple computers, then
you can consider saving your projects on a portable medium, such as a USB ﬂ ash drive or
CD. The projects in this topic are stored on a USB ﬂ ash drive, which saves ﬁ les quickly and
reliably and can be reused. CDs are easily portable and serve as good backups for the ﬁ nal
versions of projects because they generally can save ﬁ les only one time.
To Create a Database
Because you already know the tables and ﬁ elds you want in the JSP Recruiters database, you would use the
Blank Database option rather than using a template. The following steps create a database, using the ﬁ le name JSP
Recruiters, on a USB ﬂ ash drive.
• With a USB ﬂ ash drive connected
to one of the computer’s USB ports,
click Blank Database to create a
new blank database (Figure 1–7).
default ﬁ le name
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