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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Switchboard Manager

When you open the Northwind sample database, the first thing you see is the switchboard shown in Figure 12.37. (I've assumed you've already told Access not to show the Welcome window again.) A switchboard is a fast way to perform your most common and useful Access tasks. As in the Northwind database, you usually want to display a switchboard at startup so you can get right to work. (I show you how to get Access to do that in the upcoming section “Displaying the Switchboard at Startup.”)

Figure 12.37. A switchboard is an easy-to-use form for performing Access tasks.

Switchboards are especially helpful for new users who have ...

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