Creating a new desktop database

As you learned in Chapter 2 when you first start Access 2013, you see the Office Start screen, as shown in Figure 10-1. If you’ve previously opened other databases, you also by default see a most recently used list of database selections on the left, under Recent.

A screen shot of the Office Start screen in Access. This screen contains a list of many web app templates, desktop database templates, and buttons to create blank databases and blank web apps.

Figure 10-1. When you first start Access 2013, you see the Office Start screen.

Using a database template to create a desktop database

Just for fun, let’s explore the built-in database templates first. If you’re a beginner, you can use the templates included with Access to create one of several common applications without needing to know anything about designing ...

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