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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Closing a Database and Exiting Access

When you finish working with an Access database, close it to free up system resources and let your computer run other programs more quickly. By the same token, after you complete all the work you need to do in Access, you should exit the program entirely. If you work in a corporate environment, or if your database contains sensitive information such as client addresses or account numbers, you should always close your database any time you walk away from your computer. Although it’s unlikely that someone will wander by and copy or write down sensitive information, it’s better that you make it as difficult as possible for anyone with bad intentions to make off with your data.

Close a Database

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