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Chapter 29. Documenting Your Application > Using the Database Documenter

Using the Database Documenter

The Database Documenter is an elegant tool that is part of the Access application. It enables you to selectively produce varying levels of documentation for each object in your database. To use the Database Documenter, follow these steps:

1.
Make sure the Database window is the active window.

2.
Choose Tool, Analyze, Documenter. The Documenter dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 29.11.

Figure 29.11. You can use the Documenter dialog box to designate which objects you want to document.


3.
Click the appropriate tab to select the type of object you want to document. To document a table, for example, click the Tables tab.

4.
Enable the check box to the left of each object that you want to document. You can click the Select All command button to select all objects shown on a tab.

5.
Click the Options button to refine the level of detail provided for each object. Depending on which object type you selected, the Database Documenter displays different options. The next section of this chapter covers Database Documenter options.

6.
Repeat steps 3–5 to select all database objects that you want to document.

7.
Click OK when you are ready to produce the documentation.


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