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2007 Microsoft® Office System Inside Out by Microsoft Corporation

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Using the Single-Document vs. Multiple-Document Interface

In previous versions of Access, all objects opened in their own window where you could edit, view, or print them. This type of interface, multiple-document interface (MDI for short), was the cornerstone for working with objects in Access. Office Access 2007 introduces a new interface model called single-document interface (SDI). In the SDI model, all objects open in a series of tabs along the top of the object window to the right of the Navigation Pane. In the older MDI model, switching between open objects usually meant constantly minimizing, resizing, and maximizing the various objects in order to work with them. In Figure 26-73 you can see two forms, one table, and one report open using ...

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