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Take charge of your database with the Navigation Pane

Learn to use the Navigation Pane
Learn how to use the Navigation Pane, a powerful tool that helps you make sense of and run your database.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One video lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Access 2007.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Open and close the Navigation Pane, and open objects for use.
  • Sort the tables, forms and other database objects in the Navigation Pane.
  • Change viewing options.
  • Use the categories and groups that organize the objects in the Navigation Pane.
  • Hide objects and groups.
  • Create custom categories and groups.
  • Use Search to find objects in a large database.

Are you new to Access 2007, or maybe switching from a previous version? If so, you need to know how to use the Navigation Pane. It's where you run and manage the components in your databases.

For example, when you need to enter data, run a report, or delete an unused table, you start by using the Navigation Pane.

This course provides an overview of the Navigation Pane and the tasks you'll do the most. Just watch the demo, and then go straight to a hands-on practice.

The Navigation Pane is easy, it saves time, and it's powerful. So don't be intimidated. Dive in.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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