Access 2000 Fast and Easy


This is the book for users new to computing, but equally helpful to those who are new to the specific program. It starts at the beginning to lead readers through the specifics and features of Access 2000.
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This is the book for users new to computing, but equally helpful to those who are new to the specific program. It starts at the beginning to lead readers through the specifics and features of Access 2000.
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A highly visual presentation enlightens novice to midlevel computer users on creating a relational database system with Microsoft Office 2000. Includes notes on application installation, keyboard shortcuts, and a glossary of terms from "address" to "zoom." Does not distinguish this upgrade's new features from Access 95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761514046
  • Publisher: Premier Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/1999
  • Series: Fast and Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Welcome to Access
Starting Access
Exiting Access
Chapter 2: Working with Access
Using Menus
Opening a Menu
Using a Shortcut Menu
Using Toolbars
Finding Out What a Toolbar Button Does
Using Toolbar Buttons That Display Menus
Working with Dialog Boxes
Getting Help
Using the Office Assistant
Using Microsoft Access Help Index
Printing a Help Topic
Exiting Help
Hiding the Office Assistant
Using What's This? to Get Help
Using What's This? in a Dialog Box
Part I Review Questions
Part II: Working with Databases
Chapter 3: Creating a Database
Starting the Database Wizard When You First Begin Access
Starting the Database Wizard from within Access
Using the Database Wizard
Choosing a Database Template
Selecting Database Fields
Customizing the Database
Adding Pictures to Reports
Finishing the Database
Viewing Your Database
Creating a Blank Database When You First Start Access
Creating a Blank Database from within Access
Chapter 4: Opening and Using Databases
Opening an Existing Database
Understanding the Database Window
Using the Database Window
Deleting an Object in the Database Window
Viewing Objects in the Database Window
Part II Review Questions
Part III: Working with Tables
Chapter 5: Creating a Table with the Table Wizard
Starting the Table Wizard
Choosing Table Fields
Removing Fields
Renaming Fields
Naming the Table and Setting a Key
Setting Table Relationships
Finishing the Table
Chapter 6: Creating a Table from Scratch
Creating a Table in Datasheet View
Creating a Table in Design View
Setting a Primary Key
Setting Format Properties
Setting Field Size Properties for Text Fields
Saving the Table
Chapter 7: Modifying a Table
Opening a Table in Design View
Inserting a Field
Deleting a Field
Renaming a Field
Moving a Field
Changing the Data Type
Part III Review Questions
Part IV: Entering, Editing, and Viewing Data
Chapter 8: Entering Data
Opening a Table in Datasheet View
Navigating in Datasheet View
Using Edit Mode to Enter Data
Using Data Entry Mode to Enter Data
Exiting Data Entry Mode
Chapter 9: Editing Data
Modifying Data
Modifying the Entire Field Contents
Modifying Partial Field Contents
Undoing Edits
Replacing Data
Deleting Records
Chapter 10: Sorting, Filtering, and Finding Data
Sorting Data
Filtering Data
Finding Data
Chapter 11: Revising the Datasheet Layout
Resizing Datasheet Columns
Resizing Datasheet Rows
Freezing and Unfreezing Columns
Hiding and Unhiding Columns
Renaming Columns
Viewing Subdatasheets
Part IV Review Questions
Part V: Creating and Using Forms
Chapter 12: Creating an AutoForm
Creating a Columnar AutoForm
Creating a Tabular AutoForm
Creating a Datasheet AutoForm
Saving a Form
Chapter 13: Creating a Form with the Form Wizard
Starting the Form Wizard
Selecting Fields for Your Form
Choosing a Form Layout
Choosing a Form Style
Finishing the Form
Chapter 14: Changing a Form's Appearance
Opening a Form in Design View
Changing a Form's Format
Changing Fonts
Bolding, Italicizing, and Underlining
Setting Alignment
Chapter 15: Adding Controls to Forms
Adding Form Controls in Design View
Adding Fields to Forms
Adding Option Groups
Chapter 16: Adding Combo and List Boxes to Forms
Understanding Combo and List Boxes
Creating Combo or List Boxes That Look Up Values
Creating a Combo Box or List Box in Which You Enter Values
Creating a Combo Box or List Box That Finds a Record in the Form
Selecting Fields
Specifying Column Width
Finishing the Combo Box or List Box
Chapter 17: Entering Data in a Form
Opening a Form in Form View
Navigating in Form View
Using Edit Mode to Enter Data in a Form
Using Data Entry Mode to Enter Data in Forms
Saving Form Data Entries
Part V Review Questions
Part VI: Querying for Information
Chapter 18: Using the Simple Query Wizard
Starting the Simple Query Wizard
Selecting Fields
Choosing a Detail or Summary Query
Finishing the Query
Chapter 19: Using the Crosstab Query Wizard
Starting the Crosstab Query Wizard
Selecting a Table or Query
Selecting Row Heading Fields
Selecting a Column Heading
Selecting a Summary Method
Finishing the Query
Chapter 20: Creating Queries in Design View
Starting a Query in Design View
Selecting a Table or Query
Adding Fields
Specifying Criteria
Sorting Query Fields
Specifying Calculations
Viewing Query Results
Saving a Query
Part VI Review Questions
Part VII: Working with Reports
Chapter 21: Creating an AutoReport
Creating a Columnar AutoReport
Creating a Tabular AutoReport
Saving a Report
Chapter 22: Creating a Report with the Report Wizard
Starting the Report Wizard
Selecting Fields
Creating Groupings
Specifying a Sort Order
Specifying the Report Layout
Choosing a Report Style
Finishing the Report
Chapter 23: Changing a Report's Appearance
Opening a Report in Design View
Changing a Report's Format
Changing Fonts
Bolding, Italicizing, and Underlining
Setting Alignment
Chapter 24: Printing Reports
Opening a Report in Print Preview
Printing a Default Report
Printing a Report with Specific Options
Part VII Review Questions
Part VIII: Working with the Web
Chapter 25: Adding Hyperlinks
Adding Hyperlinks to a Table in Design View
Adding Hyperlink Columns in Datasheet View
Entering Hyperlinks in Tables
Testing Your Hyperlink
Adding a Hyperlink Label to a Form
Chapter 26: Creating Data Access Pages
Understanding Data Access Pages
Creating a Columnar AutoPage
Creating a Page with the Page Wizard
Specifying a Sort Order
Finishing the Page
Adding a ThemePreviewing Your Data Access Page
Part VIII Review Questions
Part IX: Appendixes
Appendix A: Office 2000 Installation
Installing the Software
Working with Maintenance Mode
Installing Content from Other Office CDs
Appendix B: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
General Shortcuts
Datasheet View Shortcuts
Form View Shortcuts
Print Preview Shortcuts
Text and Data Shortcuts
Menu Command Shortcuts
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