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OpenOffice Tutorial: Start Base Application for Databases

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Start Base Application for Databases
  1. Start OpenOffice.org Base from the Windows Start-Menu.
  2. Click on "All Programs".
  3. Select the "OpenOffice.org 2.0" folder.
  4. Select "OpenOffice.org Base".
  5. The splash-screen shows the progress while the application is loading.
  6. OpenOffice.org Base needs a database to work with. Use the "Database Wizard" to create a new database.
  7. Click "Next" to go to the second step of the wizard.
  8. Decide if you want to register the new database as a data-source for other OpenOffice.org applications.
  9. Determine the next steps in creating the new database.
  10. Click the "Finish" button to create the database.
  11. Save the new database to a file. Choose the folder and a name you can remember.
  12. Click the "Save" button to save the file and to close the dialog.
  13. This is the OpenOffice.org Base window with a new database file.
  14. The "Database" window contains objects, such as tables, queries, forms, and reports.
  15. The "Task" window offers two ways to create a form.
  16. The "Forms" window lists and previews forms.
  17. Click on the red "X" in the upper right corner to close the application window>.

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Start OpenOffice.org Base Application

This screencast demonstrates how to start OpenOffice.org Base using the menu. You learn:

  • How to navigate the Microsoft Windows "Start" menu.
  • How to create an initial .
  • How the main window in OpenOffice Base looks with an empty database.
  • How to close OpenOffice Base.

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