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Starting Access

Switch on your machine and Windows should start.  You may see an Access icon on the screen or you can go to the Start button and choose Programs and then Microsoft Access, highlight this and release your mouse button and Access will start.

Starting a Database

When Access starts you will see a window appear as below.

 

Click to place a bullet mark beside Blank Database and then click on OK and you will see the File New Database window appear as below.  Choose your work area from the “Save in” box, you will probably normally use c:\My Documents\ as shown below or your work area if you are using a networked computer.  Enter a name for your database in the “File name” box and click on the Create button.

This creates a file, in our case called “Employees.mdb”, which holds the database structure.  When you have clicked on Create the database window will appear as below and you can start creating a table to hold your data.

Click here to see how to create a table.

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