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The Navigation Pane
The Navigation Pane
It’s almost embarrassingly easy. If you double-click another database file while
Access is already open, then a second Access window appears in the taskbar for that
database. You can also launch a second (or third, or fourth…) instance of Access
from the Start menu, and then use File Open to load up a different database in
each one.
The Navigation Pane
It’s time to step back and take a look at what you’ve accomplished so far. You’ve
created the Bobblehead database, and added a single database object: a table named
Dolls. You’ve filled the Dolls table with several records. You don’t have the fancy
windows, reports, and search routines that make a database work really smoothly,
but you do have the most important ingredient—organized data.
One issue you haven’t tackled yet is how you manage the objects in your database.
For example, if you have more than one table, you need a way to move back and
forth between the two. That tool is the navigation pane, shown in Figure 25-15.
Figure 25-15:
Unhappy with the
space consumed by
the navigation pane?
Click the Open/Close
button in the top-right
corner (top), and the
navigation bar slides
out of the way to give
more room for the
datasheet (bottom).
Click the button again
to expand it back into
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