Microsoft Works 4.0 (Win
Creating the database
Unlike a spreadsheet, you cannot open a new
database and begin entering data. You must establish the fields, or
data categories, that you want in the database.
Step 1 - Launch Microsoft Works and select
the Works Tools tab
Next, select Database.
Step 2 - Name each field that you want in
your database. After you enter the field name click on the OK
button, even when naming the last field. After going past the last
field, click the Done button on the next New Field
If you make a spelling error on a field, and you
have already clicked on the OK button, you can make the
Step 3 - Associate a form with the
database. This step will allow the creation of a database design with
a more interesting appearance than the rows and columns of cells you
might associate with a standard database.
Select Yes to continue.
Step 4 - Placing the fields on the
database. You may name your database at this point or wait until
after you have created the form. Page Size form is the
default, and is the one to select for this demonstration. Click on
the OK button.
Step 5 - Placing the fields on the form. In the window
below, notice the check mark by Show Field Name. The default for this
window is deselected. Be sure that you click on the empty box to select Show
Field Name. One at a time, click the Insert Field button until all
fields are inserted.
Note! There may be some fields that you would not
to insert on the page form. That will be covered later. For your
first database, insert all fields.
Step 6 - Choose what you want to do