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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Preparing your data table

It’s a pretty simple task to add data to your database. You can click a blank spot and type the information that you want to go there. After that, you press Tab to move to the next column. Easy, right? But, to manage your data effectively, you need to ensure that you set up your tables to store the data in the manner that you need it stored. This means that you might need to add new tables (especially if you’ve created a blank database), add fields (or rename the ones you have), and get your tables ready for the data you’ll add. If you have just created a blank desktop database, your blank file will include a default table called Table 1. If you’ve used a template, tables will already be included in the new file you ...

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