Understanding the Office Fluent Ribbon

The Office Fluent Ribbon, shown in Figure 9-33, is a context-rich strip displaying all the program functions and commands, with large icons for key functions and smaller icons for less-used functions. Access displays a host of different controls on the ribbon to help you build and edit your desktop database. Lists, command buttons, galleries, and Dialog Box Launchers are all on the ribbon and offer a rich user interface for Access and the other Office system products. When you studied web apps earlier in this book, you worked with the ribbon commands available in the web app environment. When you work with desktop databases, Access provides many more ribbon options.

Figure 9-33. The ribbon interface displays ...

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