Identifying the Basic Parts of the Access Window

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

The database window

Database toolbar

Database Toolbar

The database toolbar presents operations that can be performed against different database objects, including buttons to open, design, delete, and create a new object.

Left pane

Objects Palette

Database objects are created and opened by choosing any of the buttons listed in the left pane of the database window.

Right pane

Right Pane of Database Window

Any of the first four options—tables, queries, forms, and reports—open additional choices related to the selection in the right pane.

Choosing the Tables button, for example, displays at least three options in the right pane: Create table in Design view, Create table by using wizard, and Create table by entering data. It also shows any objects you created in the database.