Working with Databases in Access 2013 for Windows

Access 2013 (Windows)    |    Beginner
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Make the most of Access 2013 by learning the basics of database creation. Explore the interface; learn about default navigation settings; and discover how to customize the interface, Quick Access Toolbar, and ribbon.


  • Creating a database
    Using database templates
    Understanding the interface
    Modifying the default navigation settings
  • Customizing the interface
    Customizing your quick access toolbar
    Customizing the ribbon


  • 6m 43s
    If you want to get the most out of Access 2013, you are going to need to know how to find the program and create a new database. Any database that you have already created can also be opened in Access 2013. FREE ACCESS
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    Access 2013 comes complete with a number of database templates. Templates are predesigned and preformatted files, often containing queries, tables and reports, that can be used to speed up the creation of your database. If you cannot find the template you need, you can use the search engine and keyword categories to search the online Office library for more files. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Understanding the interface in Access 2013 for Windows
    6m 47s
    Before you can really begin to use Access 2013, you will need to know how a database functions and what the different terms - such as table, field, value, query, report and form - mean. It is also important to know how to use the navigation tools and Access 2013 interface, which is designed to help you find the tool you need with the minimum of fuss. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Modifying the default navigation settings in Access 2013 for Windows
    5m 40s
    If you use Access 2013 a lot, you may find it useful to know how to customize the way in which you edit and move between records. By default, using the enter or arrow keys on your keyboard will take you to the next field in a record. If however you want to change that, you can do so via the Access 2013 options menu. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Customizing the interface in Access 2013 for Windows
    5m 39s
    The Access 2013 interface is highly customizable. You can, for example, change the Office account background and theme. You will also have noticed that, by default, screentips describing a particular tool appear when you move your mouse over it. If you do not need them, however, you will find that these can be edited or even switched off. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Customizing your Quick Access Toolbar in Access 2013 for Windows
    5m 34s
    If you often find yourself going back to the same tools in Access 2013, then you may find it useful to know how to add shortcuts to your Quick Access Toolbar. This toolbar, which contains shortcuts to a number of different frequently used tools - such as undo and redo - can be customized to suit your preferences. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Customizing the ribbon in Access 2013 for Windows
    7m 22s
    The Access 2013 ribbon is where you will find most of the main tools you will need when creating and editing your documents. If you cannot find the tool you are looking for, however, you can create your own custom tab. It is also possible to edit the appearance of your ribbon and change which of the standard tabs are activated when you open the program. FREE ACCESS


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