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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Creating a Table in Design View

You could continue to use table templates to build some of the other tables in the Contact Tracking database to mimic those in Conrad Systems Contacts. However, you’ll find it very useful to learn the mechanics of building a table from scratch, so now is a good time to explore Design view and learn how to build tables without using table templates. The table templates, unlike the Table Wizard from previous versions of Access, offer only five choices for sample tables, and there is no way to pick and choose which fields to include or exclude. You can modify the template by changing the XML that defines it, and you’ll learn how to do that in Chapter 23. By working in Design view, you’ll see many additional features ...

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