Cheat Sheet

Access 2003 All-in-One For Dummies

From Access 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies by Alan Simpson, Margaret Levine Young, Alison Barrows

Access 2003 offers a wealth of ways to build and manage datasheets using the general toolbar buttons, the object toolbar buttons, the design view buttons, and the datasheet view buttons.

Access 2003 Object Toolbar Buttons

The Database window of Access 2003 gives you, er, access to the Objects toolbar. You can then use the object to organize your database, initiate queries, and do all the functions you use Access 2003 to do. Display the Database window by clicking the Database Window button on the toolbar or pressing F11.

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Access 2003 Design View Buttons

With the Access 2003 Design View buttons, you can make your datasheet pages look like you want them to as well as make choices about what data and tools to display. The following table shows the buttons and explains what they do:

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Access 2003 General Toolbar Buttons

Access 2003 displays different toolbars depending on the type of object you’re viewing and what you’re doing with it. The following table shows some of the most frequently used toolbar buttons:

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Access 2003 Datasheet View Toolbar Buttons

When you’re looking at one of your Access 2003 datasheets, the Datasheet View toolbar buttons give you easy access to the tools you want to use to create new records, delete old records, and manipulate all the others. The buttons and their functions are explained in the following table:

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