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Microsoft Office Button
The Microsoft Office Button performs many of the functions that were located in the File menu of older versions of Access.  This button allows you to create a new database, open an existing database, save and save as, print, send, or close.

Office Button

The Ribbon
The ribbon is the panel at the top portion of the document   It has four tabs:  Home, Create, External Data, and Database Tools.  Each tab is divided into groups.  The groups are logical collections of features designed to perform function that you will utilize in developing or editing your Access database. 


Commonly utilized features are displayed on the Ribbon.  To view additional features within each group, click the arrow at the bottom right corner of each group.

Additional Features

Home:  Views, Clipboard, Fonts, Rich Text, Records, Sort & Filter, Find
Create: Tables, Forms, Reports, Other
External Data: Import, Export, Collect Data, SharePoint Lists
Database Tools: Macro, Show/Hide, Analyze, Move Data, Database Tools

Quick Access Toolbar
The quick access toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains commands that you may want to use.  You can place the quick access toolbar above or below the ribbon.  To change the location of the quick access toolbar, click on the error at the end of the toolbar and click Show Below the Ribbon.

Quick Access Toolbar

Navigation Pane
The Navigation Pane displays database objects such as tables, forms, queries, and reports.

Navigation Pane

Tabbed Document Window Viewing
Tabbed document viewing opens tables, forms, queries and reports in the same window.  Click the tabs to switch between windows.


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