CHAPTER 2Text and Templates

One of the major changes you will see in Microsoft Access 2007 is the availability of template databases mostly directed at users. Templates are provided with Microsoft Office 2007, and additional templates can be downloaded and installed from the Office Online web site. Templates provide a way for users to get up and running right away with basic applications, whereas before when they opened Access, they were left looking at a blank screen. Many users wondering what to do next simply closed the application, never to return. In this chapter, we will look at the structure of Access database templates before I show you how to create your own.

The use of templates also offers the possibility of opening up a new market ...

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