Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Additional Microsoft Office Programs
Access
The term database describes a collection of data organized in a manner that allows
access, retrieval, and use of that data. Microsoft Access 2010 , usually referred to as
simply Access, is a database management system. A database management system is
software that allows you to use a computer to create a database; add, change, and delete
data in the database; create queries that allow you to ask questions concerning the data in
the database; and create forms and reports using the data in the database.
To Start a Program
The following steps, which assume Windows 7 is running, start the Access program
based on a typical installation. You may need to ask your instructor how to start programs
for your computer.
1
Click the Start button on the Windows 7 taskbar to display the Start menu.
2
Type the name of the program, Microsoft Access in this case, as the search
text in the ‘Search programs and i les’ text box and watch the search results appear on the
Start menu.
3
Click the name of the program, Microsoft Access 2010 in this case, in the search results
on the Start menu to start Access.
4
If the program window is not maximized, click the Maximize button on its title bar
to maximize the window (Figure 74).
Do I have to start Access using these steps?
No. You can use any previously discussed method of starting an Ofi ce program
to start Access.
Backstage view
opens when you
start Access
Blank
database
button
New tab
automatically
selected
New gallery
Access program
button
Figure 74
 
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