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

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Displaying and Managing Database Objects

Access databases typically contain lots of objects: tables, where you store your data; forms, which enable you to enter data into tables quickly; queries, which enable you to extract subsets of data from your tables; and reports, which summarize your table data and query results. Access organizes your objects in the Navigation pane, found at the left edge of the program window. You can choose the order in which Access displays the objects and even choose whether to display a subset of your objects, but you always know where your objects are if you want them. The Shutter Bar, located at the top of the Navigation pane, enables you to select how you want to view your database’s objects. If you want to maximize ...

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