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Creating User-Friendly Databases
Databases are oten created by a small number o people then used by a largernumber o others. Oten these people do not know how to use all the eatures o a database so it is advantageous to create databases that are easy to use throughthe use o buttons. Buttons are simply graphics placed on the screen to perormcommands and allow users to navigate around orms, print reports or run macros.All the user has to do is click on the button or the command to be run.
n this chapter you will add buttons to a simplifed database or a real estate agencywhich allows users access to a series o orms and reports.
Opening the Sample File
A database has been prepared or you and it will need to be opened rom theACCESS 2007 SUPPORT FILES1 Load Microsot Access and click on the OPEN icon in the OFFICE BUTTON, orclose the current fle and click on the OPEN icon in the OFFICE BUTTON.2 Access the CHAPTER 8 older o the ACCESS 2007 SUPPORT FILES and open theCHAPTER 8 fle as an OPEN READ-ONLY fle.3 Click on the OFFICE BUTTON, highlight SAVE AS and select ACCESS 2007DATABASE.4 Access your ACCESS STORAGE older and save the fle as CHAPTER 81.
Opening the File as an Exclusive fle
The fle will be opened as an EXCLUSIVE fle so that a password can added to it.1 Close the CHAPTER 81 fle and select OPEN rom the OFFICE BUTTON.2 Select the CHAPTER 81 fle thenclick on the arrow next to the OPENbutton and select OPEN EXCLUSIVE.