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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Creating an Access Application from a Template File

When you launch Access 97, the Microsoft Access dialog offers you the option of creating a new database or opening an existing database, such as Northwind.mdb, the Northwind Traders sample database located in \Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Samples. If you choose to create a new database, you can open a do-it-yourself empty (blank) database or use the Database Wizard to create a database from one of the 22 database templates included with Access 97. Template files contain the definitions of Table, Form, and Report objects, plus the VBA code required to automate interaction of these objects. Template files also include a relatively small amount of optional sample data, which is useful ...

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