Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making Friends with the Access Window
You see Backstage View (refer to Figure 2-1, earlier in this chapter).
2. Click New, if it’s not already selected.
Several templates are displayed.
3. To keep things simple at this point, just select the Blank desktop
database.
A dialog box appears, asking you to give your database a name.
4. Fill in the name of your new database and then click the Create
button.
The Access window appears, with the Fields tab on the Ribbon selected.
Access assumes that you want to start by creating a table, so it has
conveniently done so, naming it Table1. You can always change the table
name later. Now you can add fields to your new table.
Making Friends with the Access Window
After you have a database open, you’re ready to have a look around. Figure 2-2
shows the Access window for your newly created database, with the major
parts labeled. On the left is the Navigation Pane, which lists objects in the
database. (If all you see is a vertical stripe labeled Navigation Pane, click it to
see the Navigation Pane.)
Figure 2-2:
The Access
window
with a
database
open.
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