Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Introducing Mission Control: The Navigation Pane
Choosing how database objects are grouped
The Navigation Pane displays the objects in the database in groups. Each
group has a heading. To display and hide the group objects, click the double
arrow at the right of the group’s name.
The familiar way to group database objects is by object type, but you have
other choices, too. Click the down arrow on the Navigation Pane’s title bar
to see the grouping options (see Figure 2-3). The Navigation Pane’s menu has
two sections: Navigate to Category and Filter by Group. The options in these
sections vary, but you can choose one option from the Navigate to Category
section at the top of the menu and another from the Filter by Group section
at the bottom of the menu.
You can configure your Navigation Pane by following these steps:
1. Click the down arrow on the Navigation Pane’s title bar.
You see the Navigation Pane menu. Table 2-1 describes what each
option on the menu does.
2. In the Navigate to Category section, specify how you want objects to
The most popular options are Object Type (which lists tables, queries,
forms, reports, macros, and VBA modules, each with its own heading)
and Tables and Related Views (which lists all tables and the objects that
relate to them).
By default, Access groups database objects by Tables and Related Views.
3. In the Filter by Group section, specify whether you want to show all
objects or only some of them.
If you usually like to see all objects, choose All Access Objects. When
your database gets large, you can change your mind.