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Microsoft Access Window

Consulting Database
Consulting Database: 1) Create table in Design View

  1. The title bar displays the name of the program (in this case, Microsoft Access). In some cases, the title bar may also display the name of the open database. You can click and drag the title bar to move the Access window.
  2. The Database window is the table of contents for the database. Here you see the names of the tables in the database.
  3. Use the menu to execute Access commands. You may find you seldom use the menu since there is almost always another way (such as a button or a shortcut key) to give the command.
  4. The toolbar gives you quick and easy access to commonly used features. The toolbar displays different buttons depending on the type of object that is active.
  5. The Database window toolbar provides buttons to create new objects and change the way objects listed in the Database window are displayed.
  6. The status bar gives you some very general information about the status of the application and any keyboard options that are turned on (such as Num Lock).
  7. Use this button to minimize the Access window.
  8. Use this button to maximize the Access window (so that it takes up the whole screen).
  9. The Access close button closes Access and any open database. You will be prompted to save any changes as necessary.
  10. Use this button to minimize the Database window.
  11. Use this button to maximize the Database window so that it takes up the whole Access window.
  12. Use the Database window close button to close the database.
  13. You can choose the type of object you want to see listed in the Database window from the Objects bar.