Contains many of the commands that were on the File menu in previous versions of Microsoft Access and allows you to create a new database, create a database from a template, open an existing database, and perform many database maintenance skills.
Small square labels containing Key Tips that appear on the Ribbon when the ALT key is pressed.
Connection Status Menu
A menu that lets you choose between searching help topics online and help topics offline.
Database Management System (DBMS)
A system for managing data that allows the user to store, retrieve, and analyze information.
A visual representation of the data contained in a table or of the results returned by a query.
The kind of information a field contains, whether text, number, date/time, or some other type.
Dialog Box Launcher
A small arrow in the lower right corner of the group that you click to launch a dialog box that displays additional options or information.
A tab that displays the Backstage view and contains a menu of commands that you can use for the common tasks performed with your database files, such as opening, saving, and printing.
A database object that simplifies the process of entering, editing, and displaying information.
Small letters and numbers that appear on the Ribbon when you press ALT; used for executing commands with the keyboard.
The standards and guidelines of database design that can be used to determine if a database is structured correctly.
The process of applying rules to a database design to ensure that information is divided into the appropriate tables.
A group of database tables that are connected or linked by a defined relationship that ties the information together.
A graphic band located across the top of the screen that contains tabs and groups of commands.