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2007 Microsoft® Office System Inside Out by Microsoft Corporation

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Understanding the New Navigation Pane

As part of the user interface overhaul in Office Access 2007, the development team introduced a new object navigation tool called the Navigation Pane. In previous versions of Access, you navigated among the various database objects through the Database window. Access grouped all database objects together by type and displayed various properties of each object alongside the object name depending on the view you chose.

Office Access 2007 replaces the Database window with the Navigation Pane shown in Figure 26-25. Unlike the Object bar in the old Database window that you could position anywhere in the Access workspace, the new Navigation Pane is a window that is permanently located on the left side of the screen. ...

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