1: In this section, you will be introduced to the most
basic functions of Microsoft Access. You will
learn how to open a database, add records, and exit the
|By the end of this
lesson you will:
- Know how to open a database
- Know how to add records
- Know how to exit Microsoft Access
|Opening a Database
To open Access, click
start in the lower left hand corner of the
Move the cursor over the programs and
A screen will prompt the user to
start a blank database or open an existing
the circle next to “open an existing
file” and click the file name you wish to
OK to open this database.
|Adding a Record
You will need to add a new
record when you are entering data into
You add a new record by pulling
down the insert menu and clicking “new
The new record will then appear at
the bottom of the datasheet.
When you want to exit
Microsoft Access, the first thing you do is
close all of the tables and databases you
are working on.
Then pull down the file menu and
Answer yes to save any changes.
Then pull down the file menu again
and click exit.
You will now be out of the Microsoft
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