Programs: Microsoft Access 2000: Lesson 1


Lesson 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 program.
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 screen.  Move the cursor over the programs and select Access.  A screen will prompt the user to start a blank database or open an existing file.  Click the circle next to “open an existing file” and click the file name you wish to open.  Click OK to open this database.

Adding a Record  
 

 

You will need to add a new record when you are entering data into your table.  You add a new record by pulling down the insert menu and clicking “new record”.  The new record will then appear at the bottom of the datasheet.

 

 
Exiting Access  
 
 

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 click close.  Answer yes to save any changes.  Then pull down the file menu again and click exit.  You will now be out of the Microsoft Access Program.

 

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Programs: Microsoft Access 2000: Lesson 1