Getting Started in Access

Become familiar with the Access database environment, including Access help with the ribbon, navigation forms, and more.

Challenge!

  1. Open Access 2010 on your computer. Open an existing database. If you want, you can use our sample database.
  2. Try minimizing and maximizing the Ribbon.
  3. Click through all of the tabs, and notice how the Ribbon options change.
  4. Resize the Navigation pane to make it take up less room.
  5. Re-sort the objects in the Navigation pane.