The Absolute Minimum
In this chapter, you got to know the Database window and the objects it contains. An Access database can contain many objects, and all these objects are stored in a single file. The Database window in Access lets you view and manipulate Access objects. You also learned the following:
Table objects hold your raw data.
Query objects provide answers to questions about the data.
Forms provide a data-entry and display interface.
Reports enable you to make attractive printed versions of your data.
Pages help you publish your data to the Web.
Macros and modules enable advanced programming operations in a database.
Groups in the Database window let you create subsets of your objects for easy reference.
Desktop shortcuts let you launch Access and open a particular object, such as a form or a report, directly from the Windows desktop.