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Where did everything go?
Microsoft Office 2007 added a common “ribbon” interface to all of its applications. MS Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now have an array of tabbed ribbons at the top of their windows along with the common “Office Button” in the top left for better integration in the office suite. This article will briefly demonstrate the four tabbed ribbons divided into their various function groups where MS Access 2007 presents its user interface in a far more robust and user-friendly interface than in previous versions.
The tabs are Home, Create, External Data, and Database Tools. Click on each tab to expose the individual menu groups. The revised interface can be somewhat daunting to the new user because of the sheer number of items that were once located in the more familiar drop-down menus of Access 2003.
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2 - Create. Go to this tab to build your new database objects: tables, forms, reports and queries.
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4 - Database Tools. Access the Visual Basic core of your database. Go to this tab to establish table relationships, analyze your database objects and move your data to an SQL server. The Database Tools group of this tab (last on the right) helps you link up your tables, create a switchboard, add a password and make an ACCDE (read-only database shell) file from your database.
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More information on What's New in Access 2007
Additional information from Microsoft Office:
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