Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a new, blank file
If you’re working with an existing ﬁ le and need to create another blank ﬁ le, you can do so
at any time, using one of the following two methods:
Press Ctrl+N. The blank ﬁ le appears immediately.
Click the File tab in the upper-left corner of the program window and then click
New. The Backstage view appears and presents new ﬁ le options, like the one for
Excel shown in Figure 3.2. Click the Blank document type icon, which closes the
Backstage view and immediately opens the new document on-screen.
You can create a blank ﬁ le using the New command in Backstage view.
Click to create a
Because of its more complicated ﬁ le structure, Access requires you to take a few more setup
steps when you create a new database ﬁ le. If you click the Blank desktop database icon
after starting Access or choosing the New command, Access prompts you to enter a name
for the ﬁ le. After you click Create (Figure 3.3), you then must set up the ﬁ rst table that will
hold the data you’fill enter. Chapter 34 covers the process for creating an Access table.