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

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Creating a New Database

When you first start Access 2010, you see the New tab on the Microsoft Office Backstage view, as shown in Figure 4-1. We explored the New tab in detail in Chapter 2. If you’ve previously opened other databases, you also see a most recently used list of up to four database selections by default under Close Database on the left.

When you first start Access 2010, you see the New tab on the Backstage view.

Figure 4-1. When you first start Access 2010, you see the New tab on the Backstage view.

Using a Database Template to Create a Database

Just for fun, let’s explore the built-in database templates first. If you’re a beginner, you can use the templates included with Access 2010 to create one of several common ...

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