Getting Started with Access

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


  1. Open an existing Access database. If you want, you can use our Access 2013 sample database.
  2. Click through all of the tabs and notice how the options on the Ribbon change.
  3. Try minimizing and maximizing the Ribbon.
  4. Resize the Navigation pane to make it take up less room.
  5. Re-sort the objects in the Navigation pane.