Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
AC 210
Access Integration Feature Sharing Data Among Applications
Starting Access
If you are using a computer to step through the project in this chapter and you want your
screen to match the fi gures in this topic, you should change your screen’s resolution to
768. For information about how to change a computer’s resolution, read
Appendix E.
To Start Access
The following steps, which assume Windows is running, start Access.
1 Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar to display the Start menu.
2 Point to All Programs on the Start menu to display the All Programs submenu and then
point to Microsoft Offi ce on the All Programs submenu to display the Microsoft Offi ce
3 Click Microsoft Offi ce Access 2007 on the Microsoft Offi ce submenu to start Access and
display the Getting Started with Microsoft Offi ce Access window.
4 If the Access window is not maximized, click the Maximize button on its title bar to
maximize the window.
To Create a New Database
Before importing data from another application to an Access database, you must
ensure that a database exists. If there is no database, then you need to create one. The
following steps create a database on a USB fl ash drive that will store the items for
1 With a USB fl ash drive connected to one of the computer’s USB ports, click Blank Database
in the Getting Started with Microsoft Offi ce Access screen to create a new blank database.
2 Type Camashaly in the File Name text box and then click the ‘Browse for a location to put
your database’ button to display the File New Database dialog box.
3 Click the Save in box arrow to display a list of available drives and folders and then click
UDISK 2.0 (E:) (your letter may be different) in the Save in list to select the USB fl ash drive
as the new save location.
4 Click the OK button to select the USB fl ash drive as the location for the database and to
return to the Getting Started with Microsoft Offi ce Access screen.
5 Click the Create button to create the database on the USB fl ash drive with the fi le name,
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