Just like it's easier to copy someone else's work, it's easier to use an existing database template and modify it for your own needs.
You need an Internet connection to retrieve any database templates from the Microsoft Web site.
To create a database file from a template, follow these steps:
1. Click the Office Button and choose New.
The Getting Started with Microsoft Access screen appears.
2. Click a category under the From Microsoft Office Online category, such as Business or Education.
A list of available templates appears, as shown in Figure 16-4.
3. Click a template.
Access displays a default name in the File Name text box in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
4. Type a descriptive name for your database in the File Name text box and then click Create.
Access displays your database in rows and columns (Datasheet view).
Each category of templates offers a variety of database designs you can choose from.