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Creating a Database
Creating a Database
Now that you’ve learned some database terms and concepts, you’re ready to start Access
and create the Belmont database for Oren.
To start Access:
1. Click the Start button on the taskbar, click All Programs , click Microsoft
Office , and then click Microsoft Access 2010 . The Access program starts and
opens in Backstage view. See Figure 1-4.
Trouble? If you don’t see the Microsoft Access 2010 option on the Microsoft
Office menu, look for it on a different menu or as an option on the All Programs
menu. If you still cannot find the Microsoft Access 2010 option, ask your instructor
or technical support person for help.
Figure 1-4
Backstage view in Access
File tab selected
options for creating
a new database
using a template
option for cr eating a
new, blank database
a list of recently
opened databases
might appear here
option for searching
for a template online
New tab sel ected in
the navigation bar
options for naming
and creating a new
database file
Trouble? If the Microsoft Access program window on your computer is
not maximized, click the Maximize button
on the program window title bar.
When you start Access, the fi rst screen that appears is Backstage view, which is the
starting place for your work in Access. Backstage view provides options for you to get
information about the current database, create a new database, or open an existing
database. To create a new database that does not contain any data or objects, you use
the Blank database option. If the database you need to create contains objects that match
those found in common databases, such as databases that store data about contacts or
events, you can click Sample templates and use a template provided with Access. A
template is a predesigned database that includes professionally designed tables, reports,
and other database objects that can make it quick and easy for you to create a database.
You can also search for a template and download it from Offi ce.com.
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