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.

Challenge!

  • 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