Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Microsoft Certiﬁ ed
(MCAS) program provides
an opportunity for you to
obtain a valuable industry
credential — proof that
you have the Access
2007 skills required by
employers. For more
Appendix F or visit the
Access 2007 Certiﬁ cation
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Changing Document Properties
Access helps you organize and identify your databases by using database properties,
which are the details about a ﬁ le. Database properties, also known as metadata , can
include such information as the project author, title, or subject. Keywords are words or
phrases that further describe the database. For example, a class name or database topic can
describe the ﬁ le’s purpose or content.
Five different types of document properties exist, but the more common ones used
in this topic are standard and automatically updated properties. Standard properties
are associated with all Microsoft Ofﬁ ce documents and include author, title, and subject.
Automatically updated properties include ﬁ le system properties, such as the date you
create or change a ﬁ le, and statistics, such as the ﬁ le size.
To Change Database Properties
The Database Properties dialog box contains areas where you can view and enter document properties. You
can view and change information in this dialog box at any time while you are working on your database. It is a good
idea to add your name and class name as database properties. The following steps use the Properties dialog box to
change database properties.
• Click the Ofﬁ ce Button to display
the Ofﬁ ce Button menu.
• Point to Manage on the Ofﬁ ce
Button menu to display the
Manage submenu (Figure 1–93).
What other types of actions besides
changing properties can you
take to prepare a database for
The Manage submenu provides
commands to compact and repair
a database as well as to back up a
displays a list of tasks
that can be used to
manage a database
clicking Database Properties
command opens the JSP
Ofﬁ ce Button
• Click Database Properties on the
Manage submenu to display the JSP
Recruiters.accdb Properties dialog
box (Figure 1–94).
Properties dialog box
Why are some of the document
properties in my Properties dialog
box already ﬁ lled in?
The person who installed Microsoft
Ofﬁ ce 2007 on your computer
or network may have set or
customized the properties.
course and section
will be typed in
Subject text box
will be typed in
Author text box