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Tables: Adding User-Friendliness to Your Database
Figure 7–24. The database, now a table
TIP: You can also begin the table-making process via its keyboard equivalent, Ctrl+T.
You’ll also see a Table Tools contextual tab, which we’ll discuss shortly. The most obvious
change produced by the table is the data’s new format, in which the database records
are colored alternately blue. These are called banded rows , an effect that makes the
records easier to read. But there are features to a table that aren’t quite so obvious,
The filter is turned on (although you can still turn it off in the standard
way by clicking the Filter button).
The header row in a table always remains on the screen. That means
that if the table contains hundreds or even thousands of rows, and you
scroll down the table, that first row will nevertheless stay in view. Take
a look at the example shown in Figure 7–25.