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

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Working with Navigation Controls

When you build an Access application to be used by others, it’s generally good practice to display to users only the parts of the database that they need to complete the major tasks in your application. Your main form that users interact with should be an intuitive interface that helps guide your users to the forms and reports they need to use in the database. The Switchboard Manager, included in Access for many releases, helps build a form that allows users to navigate to the various parts of an Access database. While the Switchboard Manager functions, at least on a simple level, to navigate to parts of an application such as opening forms and reports, it lacks the ability to do additional customization. In a ...

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