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Parts of the Screen

Access is much like any other Windows program: it contains menus, toolbars, a status bar, and so on. Figure 3.2 points out these landmarks. Notice that in Figure 3.2, many of the toolbar buttons are grayed out (which means you can't use them right now). There's also nothing in the work area. That's because no database file is open. The Access screen will become a much busier place in later lessons when we begin working with a database. The buttons will become available, and your database will appear in the work area.

Figure 3.2. Access has the same interface landmarks as any Windows program.



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