Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Exploring Access
Chapter 18
Creating an Access Database
Exploring Access
Different than most other Office
applications, Access doesn’t automatically
start with a blank window ready for you to
enter data. You have to first tell the program you
want to create a new database or if you want to
open an existing database. Other initial differences
between Access and Word, Excel, or PowerPoint
include that Access only allows you to have one
database open at a time and you have to give a new
database a name at the onset of creating it. Follow
these steps to explore an Access database screen:
2. For the purpose of exploring a database,
before you create your own, click Sample
Templates. A gallery of templates appears as
seen in Figure 18-3.
Faculty Database name Create button
Open the Access application by choosing
Start>All Programs>Microsoft
Office>Microsoft Access 2010. Access opens
by displaying the Available Templates
window you see in Figure 18-2.
Sample templates
Figure 18-3
Selecting a sample template.
3. Click Faculty. On the pane on the right side
of the screen, Access suggests a name for the
4. If you want to give the database a different
name, enter it in the name box.
5. Click Create. The sample predesigned
database opens in Table view. See Figure 18-4.
Figure 18-2
Creating a new database.
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