Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Controlling What Happens When You Open the Database
Table 3-1 lists some settings that control what users can see and do when
they open your application.
Table 3-1
Access Settings for the Current Database
Setting
What It Does
Application Options
Application Title
Sets the title of the application in the title bar.
Application Icon
Associates a unique icon with the application. This icon
overrides the default Access icon.
Display Form
Designates the form that opens automatically when the
database opens.
Web Display Form
Designates the form that opens automatically in a
browser when a web database opens.
Display Status Bar
Specifies whether the status bar appears at the bottom
of the Access window.
Document Window
Options
Overlapping Windows: Specifies that you want the default
action of windows opening one at a time and overlapping
one another, as used in older versions of Access.
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Tabbed Documents: Specifies that you want new
windows to open as one document with tabs rather than as
individual windows.
Display Document Tabs: Determines whether the tabs
appear if you choose Tabbed Documents. (We
recommend that you keep this check box checked if you’re
using tabbed documents.)
Use Access Special
Keys
Sets the database to allow the use of Show Navigation
Pane, Show Immediate Window, Show VB Window, and
Pause Execution key combinations.
Compact on Close
Sets the database to compact automatically each time a
database closes, rather than only when you compact it
manually.
Remove Personal
Information from File
Properties on Save
Surprise — removes personal information from the
database file’s properties when you close it.
Use
WindowsThemed Controls on
Forms
Allows form controls to inherit the theme of the
Windows operating system.
Enable Layout View
Allows users to view (and usually alter) forms and
reports in Layout view.
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