Using MS Access/Thumbnails


I cannot get my thumbnails to work.  At the bottom of my screen right beside the start button you can see Access, Excel, word, etc.  It is my understanding that I can open more than one database in Access, which you always could.  I beleive a thumbnail is when I can point at the access button and it will allow me to visually see all databases that are open.  This works great on my coworkers pc but I do not know how to get it to work on mine.


It should work, but depending on your Windows version and settings, it may not. What version of Windows and Office do you have?

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