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Chapter 18, End of Chapter, QUIZ YOURSELF, Exercise 1
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In Datasheet view, what is the difference between navigation mode and editing mode?

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Both modes allow users to edit the content in a cell.


The difference has been described as follows.

In the navigation mode, the selected value changes when the user types a different value. The editing mode allows users to either insert or delete elements in a field by placing the insertion pointer directly at the values.

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The differences have been highlighted below:

Navigation modeEditing mode
  1. The navigation mode allows users to select a value and to replace it by typing something else.
  2. It works directly on a field value.


  1. The editing mode allows users to edit values based on the position of the insertion point.
  2. The edition is done using pointers.



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