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Navigation Pane and Access Work Area
You work on objects such as tables, forms, and reports in the Access work area . In
the work area in Figure 1–14 on the previous page, a single table, Table1, is open in the
work area. Figure 1–15 shows a work area with multiple objects open. Object tabs for the
open objects appear at the top of the work area. You can select one of the open objects by
clicking its tab. In the fi gure the Client Form is the selected object. To the left of the work
area is the Navigation pane. The Navigation pane contains a list of all the objects in the
database. You use this pane to open an object. You also can customize the way objects are
displayed in the Navigation pane.
Access work area
with multiple
objects open
selected
object tab
Navigation pane
objects associated
with Client table
Object tabs
mouse pointer
(I-beam)
insertion point
scroll arrow
scroll box
scroll bar
status bar
View
buttons
Figure 1–15
The Access work area in Figure 1–15 contains an insertion point, mouse pointer,
scroll bar, and status bar. Other elements that may appear in the work area are discussed
later in this and subsequent chapters.
Insertion Point The insertion point is a blinking vertical bar that indicates where
text, graphics, and other items will be inserted. As you type, the insertion point moves to
the right.
Mouse Pointer The mouse pointer becomes different shapes depending on the task
you are performing in Access and the pointer’s location on the screen. The mouse pointer
in Figure 1–15 is the shape of an I-beam.
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