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

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Setting Startup Options

You can start Access and open a database in a variety of ways. Here are the most common ways:

  • Click Start, point to All Programs, and click Microsoft Access.

  • Double-click a shortcut to MSACCESS.

  • Double-click a shortcut to a database file.

  • Double-click a database file name in a folder.

With the first two methods, Access starts, displaying a blank window from which a new database can be created or an existing one opened. With the last two methods, Access starts, and then it opens the specified database.

Tip

When you start a program by clicking a command on the Start button’s All Programs submenu, you are in fact clicking a shortcut. The entire Start menu is a hierarchical arrangement of shortcuts.

If your database will be used by ...

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