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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Step by Step by Online Training Solutions Inc.

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Creating a Splash Screen

Many applications display a splash screen upon starting. This screen is sometimes an animation or piece of artwork, sometimes an advertisement for the company that created the database application, and occasionally a useful dialog box that displays information or instructions. The hidden purpose of a splash screen is often to divert the user’s attention while the rest of the application loads into the computer’s memory. The Access applications that you create probably won’t take a long time to load, but a splash screen can still be useful.

Because the splash screen is the first thing users see each time they open the application, you can use it to remind them of important points, such as how to get help or how to contact ...

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