Opening a Table and Learning to Navigate Records

In Access XP opening tables can be done using the steps in this lesson. In Access XP navigating records can be done as well.


  • Open the contact management database.
  • Open the Contacts table in Datasheet view.
  • In sequence, click through each of the following buttons in the status area: next record, last record, previous record, and first record.
  • In the far right side of the title bar, click the Restore Down button. Practice scrolling through the table using the horizontal and vertical scroll bars. Take a screen print of the window showing the horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
  • Practice using the keyboard to navigate table records. Notice how the cursor moves from record to record for each of the following keys:
    • Tab
    • Shift+Tab
    • End
    • Home
    • Page Down
    • Page Up
    • Down Arrow
    • Up Arrow
    • Ctrl+End
    • Ctrl+Home