Whenever you’re learning a new program, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the program window and the tools within it. Working with Access is no different. Knowing your way around the Access environment will make learning and using Access much easier.

In this lesson, you will familiarize yourself with the Access environment, including the Ribbon, the Backstage view, the Navigation Pane, the Document Tabs bar, and the Record Navigation bar. You will also learn how to navigate with a navigation form, if your database includes one.

If you are familiar with Access 2007, then you will notice that there are not too many changes to the 2010 interface, other than the addition of the Backstage view.

However, if you are new to Access, you will first need to take some time to familiarize yourself with the Access environment.

Watch the video to learn your way around Access 2010.

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please visit our site at http://www.gcflearnfree.org/access2010 to view the entire tutorial on our website. It includes instructional text, informational graphics, examples, and even interactives for you to practice and apply what you’ve learned.