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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003

Overview

Microsoft Access 11 is a powerful, relational database software package that makes it easier for you to create and manage complex databases. With Access, you can create a database quickly from scratch or by using and Access database Wizard. Once you¿ve created your database, Access provides all the tools you need to enter and manipulate data. Using Access, you can do the following:

  • Quickly start a new ...
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Overview

Microsoft Access 11 is a powerful, relational database software package that makes it easier for you to create and manage complex databases. With Access, you can create a database quickly from scratch or by using and Access database Wizard. Once you¿ve created your database, Access provides all the tools you need to enter and manipulate data. Using Access, you can do the following:

  • Quickly start a new database by using the Database Wizard.
  • Create tables from scratch or by using a Wizard.
  • Add and edit database information by using both tables and forms.
  • Manipulate data in a number of tables by using queries and reports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789729408
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 9/12/2003
  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Sales Harkins is an independent consultant with an expertise in Access. SQL: Access to SQL Server, her latest book by APress, was released in January 2002. Currently, Susan writes for a number of technology-based publishers and magazines including Element K Journals, PC Magazine, builder.com, devx.com. Susan has also contributed to Woody¿s Access Watch newsletter. Susan has written:

  • Using Microsoft Access 2000, 0-7897-1604-6, $29.99, Que Publishing, May 1999.
  • Using Microsoft Access 97, 2/E, 0-7897-1634-8, $29.99, Que Publishing, November 1998.

Mike Gunderloy is an independent developer and author who has been working with computers for 25 years. He¿s been using databases since the release of PC-File for DOS, and has been writing and speaking about Microsoft Access every since version 1.1 was released in 1993. Over the last decade he¿s spoken about Access at conferences, written Access courseware, and contributed numerous articles about Access and other database topics to magazines including Smart Access, Access-VB-SQL Advisor, and Microsoft Office Solutions. He¿s worked closely with the Access product team in that time, and has contributed code to several versions as a member of the development team.

Mike has written or contributed to more than twenty books on Access and other database topics. He¿s currently the editor of the monthly Access Developers News as well as Pinnacle Publishing¿s Hardcore Web Services newsletter.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Getting to Know Access
1 Welcome to Databases 9
2 Take a Quick Tour of Access 21
3 Exploring the Database Window 37
Pt. II Building and Using a Database
4 Planning a Database 55
5 Building Your First Tables 69
6 Tapping the Power of Relationships 89
7 Retrieving Data with Queries 107
Pt. III Putting a Friendly Face on Your Data
8 Creating and Using Data Entry Forms 127
9 Printing Information with Reports 149
10 Take Your Data to the Web with Pages 167
Pt. IV Making Access Work Your Way
11 Customizing Your Tables 185
12 Getting Down to Business with Queries 205
13 Customizing Forms 227
14 Dressing Up Your Reports 255
Pt. V Letting Access Do Your Work for You
15 Automating Your Database 271
16 Sharing Data 291
17 Using Common Office Features 313
Index
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