Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Opening More Than One Database at Once
The Navigation Pane
Pin a recent database to the
list permanently
Figure 25-14:
The Recent Databases
list’s biggest advantage
is the way it lets you
keep important files at
your fingertips by using
pinning. To try it, click the
thumbtack next to the
database file you want
to keep. Access moves
your database to the
top of the list and keeps
it there. From this point
on, that database won’t
leave the list, no matter
how many databases
you open. If you decide
to stop working with
the database later on,
just click the thumbtack
again to release it.
The three
“quick access”
See all
Choose the number
of “quick access”
If you want Access to place more (or fewer) recent databases in this
superconvenient spot, choose File Recent, and modify the number for the “Quickly access this
number of Recent Databases” setting at the bottom of the window. You can also clear
the checkbox next to this setting to stop adding recent databases to the command list
altogether, which is useful if you find they’re just getting in the way.
Tip: Want to hide your recent work? You can remove any file from the Recent Databases list by
rightclicking it and choosing “Remove from list”. And if the clutter is keeping you from finding the databases
you want, just pin the important files, then right-click any file, and choose “Clear unpinned items”. This
action removes every file that isn’t pinned down.
Opening More Than One Database at Once
Every time you use the File Open command, Access closes the current database
and then opens the one you chose. If you want to see more than one database at a
time, you need to fire up more than one copy of Access at the same time. (Computer
geeks refer to this action as starting more than one instance of a program.)
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