Conventions Used in This Book
We use the following conventions in this book:
- When you're instructed to press a key combination (press and hold down one key while pressing another key), the key combination is separated by a plus sign. For example, Ctrl+Esc indicates that you must hold down the Ctrl key and press the Esc key; then release both keys.
- Point the mouse refers to moving the mouse so that the mouse pointer is on a specific item. Click refers to pressing the left mouse button once and releasing it. Double‐click refers to pressing the left mouse button twice in rapid succession and then releasing it. Right‐click refers to pressing the right mouse button once and releasing it. Drag refers to pressing and holding down the left mouse button while moving the mouse.
- We use italics for new terms and for emphasis.
- We use bold for material that you need to type directly into a field in Access.