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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Understanding the Navigation Pane

In versions of Access before Access 2007, 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. Beginning with Access 2007, Microsoft replaced the Database window with the Navigation pane, shown in Figure 2-46. Unlike the Object bar in the old Database window that you could position anywhere in the Access workspace, the Navigation pane is a window that is located permanently on the left side of the screen. Any open database objects appear to the right of the Navigation pane instead of covering it up. This means you still have easy ...

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