Identifying the Basic Parts of the Access Window

Learn about the basic parts of the Access 2003 window in this free lesson.

The main Access window

Toolbar

The pictured buttons in the toolbar are quick and easy shortcuts to specific actions. For example, if you want to save a spreadsheet using the menus, then you would first click File and then click Save. Using the toolbar to perform this save operation actually saves you a click. Click the save button once to save the spreadsheet.

Access Toolbar

Some commands in the menus have pictures or icons associated with them. These pictures may also appear as shortcuts in the toolbar.

File Menu and Associated Buttons