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.
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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