Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introducing Mission Control: The Navigation Pane
The Filter by Group options change when you choose a different Navigate to
Category option to list the relevant choices. If you choose to navigate by
Object Type, for example, the filter options are different types of objects
(tables, queries, forms, and so on). If you choose to navigate by Tables and
Related Views, the filter options are the names of the tables in the database.
Options for Grouping Database Objects
What It Does
Displays objects grouped in the way that you
define. See the nearby sidebar “Creating custom
groups in the Navigation Pane.”
Displays objects grouped by object type (Tables,
Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, and Modules),
with a heading for each.
Tables and Related Views
Displays objects grouped by table — that is, group
names are the same as table names, and the
group consists of the table and objects that are
related to it in the database. Objects may appear
in more than one group.
Displays objects grouped by creation date. Groups
are Today, Last Week, Two Weeks Ago, Last
Month, and Older.
Displays objects grouped by the date when they
were last modified. Groups are Today, Last Week,
Two Weeks Ago, Last Month, and Older.
Choosing size and details for
Navigation Pane objects
You can configure the Navigation Pane to show object names, icons, or more
information about each object. Right-click the title bar of the Navigation
Pane or the empty space at the bottom of the Navigation Pane, choose View
By from the contextual menu, and then choose one of the following options
from the submenu:
✦ Details: This option displays the name and type of the object, the date it
was created, and the date it was last modified.
✦ Icon: This option displays a larger icon for each object, leaving more
space between listed objects.
✦ List: List is the default option — the one that you see in the figures
throughout this topic. Access displays each object with an icon
indicating its type and its name.