As with earlier versions of Access, in Office Access 2007, you can display a status bar at the bottom of the window. This standard UI element continues to be the place to look for status messages, property hints, progress indicators, and so on. With Office Access 2007, the status bar also takes on two standard functions that you will also see in the status bar of other Office Professional 2007 programs: View/Window switching and Zoom.
You can quickly switch the active window between one of the available views by using the controls available on the status bar. If you are viewing an object that supports variable zoom, you can adjust the zoom level to zoom in or out by using the slider on the status bar.
The status bar can be enabled or disabled in the Access Options dialog box.
Show or hide the status bar
- Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Access Options.
The Access Options dialog box appears.
- In the left pane, click Current Database.
- Under Application Options, select or clear the Display Status Bar check box. Clearing the check box turns off the display of the status bar.
- Click OK.
One of the more common operations performed in any Office Professional 2007 program is text formatting. In earlier versions of Access, formatting text often required using a menu or displaying the Formatting toolbar. Using Office Access 2007 you can format text more easily by using the mini toolbar. When you select text for formatting, the mini toolbar automatically appears above the selected text. If you move the mouse pointer closer to the mini toolbar, the mini toolbar fades in and you can use it to apply bold, italic, font size, color, and so on. As you move the pointer away from the mini toolbar, the mini toolbar fades away. If you don't want to use the mini toolbar to apply text formatting to a selection, just move your pointer a few pixels away and the mini toolbar disappears.
Format text by using the mini toolbar
- Select the text to format.
The mini toolbar transparently appears above the text.
- Apply formatting by using the mini toolbar.
When you have a question, you can get help by pressing F1 or by clicking the question mark icon on the right side of the Ribbon.
Information From http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HA100398921033.aspx