Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Exploring a database
Navigation Pane
The Navigation pane, which replaces the Database window of some older versions of Access,
is located on the left side of the Access 2010 interface when a database is open.
The Navigation pane allows you to view and manage
the database’s objects, and is customizable.
A database’s objects include such items as tables, queries, forms, and reports.
As you did with the Ribbon, you can toggle the Navigation pane. Although the result is the
same, the procedure is slightly dif erent. You’ll toggle and examine the Navigation pane in
more detail after you’ve opened a database that contains some actual data.
Exploring a database
Now that you’ve covered some introductory information, you’ll examine a database and
discover how it works.
To open a sample template:
While in Backstage view, choose New and then Sample Templates.
Select Northwind , and then click the Create button located on the bottom-right of the
You may see a Security Warning at the top of the screen. If so, click Enable Content.
Click Enable Content if a security warning is displayed.
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