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Access 2007: Creating Switchboards

Access 2007: Creating Switchboards
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Learn how to create a custom switchboard so that when editors open the database they go right to the form screen.
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Where did my switchboards go?

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In Microsoft Office Access 2007, when you open a database created in an earlier version of Access - and that database contains a switchboard (a form with buttons or links that enabled you to navigate around the database) - some commands on that switchboard may not work. Specifically, commands to display the Database window no longer function.
Office Access 2007 provides a new feature called the Navigation Pane. The pane replaces the Database window, and you can use the pane instead of switchboards. The Navigation Pane works with the new user interface model adopted by Office Access 2007. That model (called the single-document interface model) places any open objects - forms, reports, and so on - in a single window and marks each object with a tab. When you open more than one object, you use the tabs to switch between the open objects
 

Switchboard Management

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I have a database in which I have used the Switchboard Manager to produce my Switchboards/Menus. I have managed to produce three switchboards off the main one, but I cannot get access to give me any more. I need at least two more.
 

Switchboard name changing in 2007

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I have a switchboard that has 3 sub switchboards in an access 2007 database. The default switchboard displays the wrong name. The others do not. In switchboard manager, the correct name is displayed
 

Download in MS Word file format (.doc)

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This tutorial has been designed to give an introduction to some of the basic features of MS Access. The tutorial will cover the following topics:
Creating a database; Creating tables; Changing the Field Properties in the tables; Adding Lookup Tables; Creating relationships; Adding Passwords to the database; Creating simple forms using the Form Wizard; Adding graphics and creating customized forms; Creating forms using multiple tables; Creating reports using the report wizard; Formatting reports; Creating Switchboards.
 

Advanced features

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Access XP Level IV focuses on advanced features such as using sub forms, switchboards, creating macros and replicating database. Access experience using forms, reports and queries is necessary.
 

Working with Access Projects in Access 2007

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Microsoft Access 2007 features significant differences from earlier versions. One of these is the lack of support for data access pages. Projects become important in this environment. This tutorial will show you how to create an Access project and more. TOC: Working with Access Projects in Access 2007;
Creating an MS Access 2007 Project;
Creating a Stored Procedure in the Project;
Stored Procedure in SQL Server.
 

Creating Charts in an Access 2007 Database

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Garry Robinson fills the gap found in the Access 2007 help manual by providing some much needed help on how to use the charting object in Access 2007.
 

Close and reopen the Navigation Pane and the objects in the pane

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Microsoft Office Access 2007 provides a new feature called the Navigation Pane. The pane replaces the Database window, and you can also use it instead of switchboards — screens used to perform common tasks, such as running reports or closing a database.
 

Basic Help Creating Database

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Microsoft Access 2010 introduces numerous features that are not supported in Office Access 2007. The Office 2010 release of Access offers some improvements that make the application more usable, including reliability enhancements. This post will guide you through the basics of creating database and table in Access 2007.
 

Creating Forms in Microsoft Access 2007

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Although Access provides a convenient spreadsheet-style datasheet view for entering data, it isn't always an appropriate tool for every data entry situation. If you're working with users you don't want to expose to the inner workings of Access, you may choose to use Access forms to create a more user-friendly experience. In this tutorial, we'll walk through the process of creating an Access form. This tutorial walks through the process of creating forms in Access 2007. If you're using an earlier version of Access, read our Access 2003 forms tutorial.