Making a Grand Exit

After you finish your work, be sure to exit the database and Access properly. First, close the current database by clicking the Close button ( X ) in the right corner of the Database window's title bar. Or, alternatively, select File, Close.

To close Access, click the Close button in the right corner of the application window's title bar. Or, select File, Exit . It's all right to close Access with an open database using one of these methodsAccess will close both the open database and itself.

Caution

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Turning off your system without properly closing your database (and Access) could result in a corrupted file and unrecoverable data.


The Absolute Minimum

After reading this chapter, you should be familiar with Access's application window, Database toolbar, menu bar, and task pane. You'll be seeing a lot of these tools in the remaining chapters. In this chapter you mastered the following:

  • Launching Access

  • Opening and creating database files

  • The many application window interface tools



Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
Absolute Beginners Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
ISBN: 0789729407
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 124

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