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Access 2013 For Dummies by Ken Cook, Laurie Ulrich Fuller

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Chapter 2

Navigating the Access Workspace

In This Chapter

arrow Getting started

arrow Checking out the tabs, buttons, and menus

arrow Using your mouse to get from here to there

arrow Letting your fingers do the walking

If you skipped Access 2007 and 2010 and are coming to Access 2013 from the 2003 version, you’re probably surprised by the new interface, which was introduced with Microsoft Office 2007. If you did upgrade to Access (or Office) 2010 when it first came out, then the 2013 interface looks very familiar — and you’ll find much of it to be the same as what you’re accustomed to.

For those to whom the Office 2013 is a big change, take note of the following changes to the interface, which is strikingly different from what you may have used in previous versions:

check.png Menus have given way to tabs and buttons arranged in a strip across the top of the screen — known as the Ribbon.

check.png Toolbars are no longer made ...

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