Ways to Complete Task
If you have used Windows for any length of time you are probably already familiar with how to open and close a program.
There is more than one way
to open an Access database,
read on to learn my favorite ways (which are the ones you are likely to use, too).
The Start menu is a popular way to open Access. When you click the Start button and choose Programs>>Microsoft Access you see the Welcome dialog box.
Place your mouse over the red highlighted boxes in the image below to learn more about the options available in the
Welcome dialog box. As with any dialog box, you can select the option you want by clicking it, then clicking the OK button to perform the action.
The Open an Existing Database option is the default option in the Welcome dialog box, to open an existing database select the database name
(do not forget you can use the scroll bar to see more names). If the database you want to open is not listed, select More Files.
When the Open dialog box is displayed, select the database you want to open and click the Open button (you may need to navigate to a
different folder to find the database you need).
Click the View Image link above to see an example of the Open dialog box.
Only one database at a time can be open in Access, so when you open a new database any open database is automatically closed.
Click the Exercise link below to practice opening Access and the Consulting database.
Consulting Database - Exercise