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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Modifying Table Templates

In Chapter 4, you learned how to get a jump-start on creating a new table by using one of the five table templates available in Access 2007—Contacts, Tasks, Issues, Events, and Assets. You started creating your contacts table in that chapter by using the Contacts table template as a base, and then you modified the resulting table to meet your specific needs. To define these table templates, Access uses special documents coded in XML that describe the table and field properties. Access reads this schema information when you click one of the five template gallery buttons on the Ribbon and builds your table based on these properties. In the following sections, we’ll show you how to modify the templates so that they generate ...

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