How to use this course


This course is designed in such a way that anybody can learn to manage Access2003 with it, no matter what their skill levels is.

Navigation.

To move yourself around the course you have the navigation bar at the very top of the page.

With the advance button you will pass to the next page, and with the go back button you will pass to the previous page, the same as if you were paging through a book.

With the initiate button you will go to the aulaClic principal page (also with the aulaClic button seen on the left part).
With the help button you will return to this page.
To go to a specific page you can use any of these methods:

1.- Go to the detailed index page and click on the point or part that you want to consult.

2.- Using the drop-down index on upper navigation bar which functions in the following way: On placing the cursor over ''Access2003 course'' a menu will drop down with the Units, on placing the cursor over a Unit, two points from this Unit will unfold, and by clicking on one of these you will pass to the corresponding page.

At the end of each page you also have the go back, return to index, and advancearrows. When we are in an exercise or evaluation test page these arrows will send you forward (or backward) to the next exercise or evaluation test, while the advance and go back buttons on the navigation bar will send you to the corresponding theoretic Unit.


NOTE: Neither the drop-down index nor the arrows will function until the page has been totally uploaded.


F11. If you are using Explorer it is recomendable to use the F11 key to gain space in the screen. You can try it now, and to return to the normal screen press F11 again.

The structure of the course.

According to computer manuals, every reader will skip those paragraphs that they are not interested in, whether the information contained is too complex or too basic for their level. This course tries to alleviate this problem by organising the contents into levels. We have establish three levels: basic, mid level, and advanced.

¿How do I navigate in these levels? The course has a trunk structure which is the mid level, but in points considered opportune, buttons have been added with which to access the other levels. To go to the level where the??????? divide is you can click on the advance arrow on the navigation bar or on the arrow at the end of the page.

Cómo se navega por estos niveles? El curso tiene una estructura troncal que es el nivel medio, pero en los puntos que se ha considerado oportuno se han incluido unos buttonos para acceder a los otros dos niveles. Para volver al nivel del que se partió puedes pulsar la flecha avanzar de la barra de navegación o la flecha del final de la página.

That is, once you have read the explanation in the mid-level you can in some cases use the button to go to a more basic level where simpler concepts related to the Unit are explained. On other occasions you will find the button to go to a more advanced level where you can have more advanced options explained, e.g faster ways to accomplish the same effects, etc.

In the drop-down index in front of the name of the basic Units there is a (b), and in front of the advanced there is an (a).

If it is the first time that you are following the course it might be convenient to leave the advanced levels for a second reading..

The levels are identified by their coloured lettering:

Los niveles se identifican por estos colores de los rótulos:

 

Basic level.

Mid-level.

Advanced level.

This way you will know at every moment which level you are in.

Terminology.

The key names, and the names of options and predetermined Access values that a user can select are written in green, whilst the names of the windows, dialogue boxes and sections are written in brown. The names of objects created by the user and values that need to be written appear in bold cursive (e.g names of tables, fields, text that needs to be typed, etc...) and in blue we have marked the Unit essentials.

Animated sequences.

By clicking on the button you can access the animated sequences where you will see the explanations clearly. In order to see them you only need the Flash plug-in which most navigators have incorporated. If you can not see the sequences, Flash can be downloaded Here.

 

Questions.

If you ahve any questions or doubts as to the contents of this course, please write to us at contact. We are also very thankful to you for your help in improving our service, and invite critique and comments.

  
  
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