Identifying the Basic Parts of the Access Window

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

The main Access window


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, you would click File and then 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