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Microsoft Access 2003
Help and Tips

Tips on configuring and using the Microsoft Access 2003 database application.

#1: Change Default Database Folder
Change the default folder that Access 2003 uses to open and store databases.

#2: Stop Selecting Entire Fields When Using the Keyboard
Prevent Access 2003 from selecting entire fields when navigating via the arrow keys.

#3: Change Datasheet Colors
Alter the datasheet colors in Microsoft Access 2003 to fit your preferences.

#4: Expand or Clear Recently Used Files List
Expand the list of recently used files displayed in the File menu of Access 2003, or remove this list from the menu.

#5: Remove the Startup Task Pane
Prevent Access from showing a task pane on startup.

#6: Remove Personal Information When Distributing Databases
Remove some of your personal information from Access 2003 databases that you plan on distributing.

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Microsoft Access

Tips and tricks for the Microsoft Access database. Written regarding older versions of Microsoft Access, some tips may also work on newer versions.

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