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Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft Access 2010 plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to build a database and sort information, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll learn how out-of-the-box templates and reusable components make Access 2010 a fast and simple database solution.

Here's WHAT you'll learn:

  • Design and build your own database quickly
  • Use Access forms to collect information with ease
  • Create and modify tables to organize your data
  • Store files such as documents and images
  • Exchange data with other databases and documents
  • Bring your data alive with colorful reports

Here's HOW you'll learn it:
  • Jump in whenever you need answers
  • Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do
  • Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts
  • Quick TRY THIS! exercises help apply what you learn right away

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735627307
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 620,384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Curtis D. Frye is a coauthor of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Programming Inside Out and the author of Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Step by Step, Microsoft Excel Version 2007 Plain & Simple, Faster Smarter Home Networking, several books on Microsoft Access, and numerous online training courses.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: About This Book;
1.1 No Computerese!;
1.2 A Quick Overview;
1.3 A Few Assumptions;
1.4 A Final Word (or Two);
Chapter 2: What’s New in Access 2010?;
2.1 Managing Access Settings and Files in Backstage View;
2.2 Customizing the Access 2010 User Interface;
2.3 Creating Databases Using Improved Templates;
2.4 Building Databases by Re-Using Application Parts;
2.5 Creating Navigation Forms;
2.6 Formatting Database Objects Using Office Themes;
2.7 Gaining Insights into Data Using Conditional Formatting;
2.8 Defining Calculated Fields Using the Improved Expression Builder;
Chapter 3: Introducing Access 2010;
3.1 Introducing Databases;
3.2 Starting Access 2010;
3.3 Surveying the Access 2010 Window;
3.4 Opening a Database;
3.5 Viewing Multiple Database Objects;
3.6 Closing a Database and Exiting Access 2010;
3.7 Displaying and Managing Database Objects;
3.8 Using the Access 2010 Help System;
Chapter 4: Creating a Database;
4.1 Designing a Database;
4.2 Viewing a Sample Database;
4.3 Creating a New Database;
4.4 Creating Databases Using Database Templates;
4.5 Creating a New Table in Design View;
4.6 Creating a New Table by Typing;
4.7 Creating a New Table Using a Template;
4.8 Creating a New Table Using Application Parts;
4.9 Setting a Primary Key;
4.10 Getting Data from Other Access 2010 Tables;
4.11 Relationships Explained;
4.12 Creating Relationships Between Tables;
4.13 Enforcing Referential Integrity;
Chapter 5: Customizing Fields;
5.1 Working with Tables;
5.2 Assigning a Data Type;
5.3 Viewing or Changing Field Properties;
5.4 Introducing the Expression Builder;
5.5 Formatting Field Contents;
5.6 Creating Input Masks;
5.7 Assigning Required Fields and Requiring Data Entry;
5.8 Setting Default Values;
5.9 Indexing Field Values;
5.10 Validating Data Entry;
5.11 Creating a Lookup Field;
5.12 Creating an Append-Only Memo Field;
5.13 Creating an Attachment Field;
Chapter 6: Customizing Tables;
6.1 Finding and Replacing Text;
6.2 Entering Data Using AutoCorrect;
6.3 Adding and Editing Text;
6.4 Manipulating Columns;
6.5 Modifying Columns and Rows;
6.6 Viewing a Subworksheet;
6.7 Filtering Table Records;
Chapter 7: Creating Forms;
7.1 Creating a Simple Form;
7.2 Creating a Form Using the Form Wizard;
7.3 Creating a Form in Design View;
7.4 Creating a Multiple Items Form;
7.5 Modifying an Existing Form;
7.6 Adding and Deleting Form Controls;
7.7 Adding a Date Picker Control;
7.8 Creating a Subform;
7.9 Displaying a Form and Its Datasheet Simultaneously;
Chapter 8: Creating Queries;
8.1 Introducing Query Types;
8.2 Creating a Query Using the Query Wizard;
8.3 Editing a Query in Design View;
8.4 Using Criteria to Focus Query Results;
8.5 Introducing Operators;
8.6 Using Queries to Calculate Values;
8.7 Creating a Parameter Query;
8.8 Finding Duplicate Records;
8.9 Finding Unmatched Records;
8.10 Writing Query Results to a New Table;
8.11 Creating an Update Query;
8.12 Creating a Crosstab Query;
8.13 Finding the Largest and Smallest Values in a Field by Using a Query;
Chapter 9: Creating Reports;
9.1 Creating a Report Using the Report Wizard;
9.2 Creating a Summary Report;
9.3 Creating a Report in Design View;
9.4 Modifying an Existing Report;
9.5 Adding and Deleting Report Controls;
9.6 Calculating Values in a Report;
9.7 Introducing Report Sections;
9.8 Grouping Report Records;
9.9 Creating a Subform or Subreport;
9.10 Creating Mailing Labels;
Chapter 10: Beautifying Forms and Reports;
10.1 Formatting Text;
10.2 Introducing Office Themes;
10.3 Applying Office Themes;
10.4 Setting Control Appearance;
10.5 Adding Lines, Shapes, and Borders;
10.6 Showing Gridlines in a Report;
10.7 Coloring Alternate Rows in a Form or Report;
10.8 Adding a Totals Row to a Worksheet;
10.9 Adding a Picture;
10.10 Applying Conditional Formatting;
10.11 Changing the Source of an Image;
10.12 Setting Image Alignment and Backing Color;
10.13 Tiling a Picture;
10.14 Setting Image Height and Width;
Chapter 11: Creating Charts in Access 2010;
11.1 Creating a Chart;
11.2 Formatting Chart Elements;
11.3 Customizing Chart Axes;
11.4 Add Information to a Chart;
11.5 Changing a Chart’s Type;
Chapter 12: Interacting with Other Programs;
12.1 Introducing Linking and Embedding;
12.2 Inserting a New Object;
12.3 Manipulating Objects;
12.4 Inserting Excel 2010 Charts and Worksheets;
12.5 Importing Data from Another Access 2010 Database;
12.6 Linking to a Table in Another Access 2010 Database;
12.7 Working with Hyperlinks;
12.8 Importing Data from an Excel 2010 File;
12.9 Importing Data from a Text File;
12.10 Importing Data from an XML File;
12.11 Exporting Data to a Text File;
12.12 Exporting Data to Another Access 2010 File;
12.13 Exporting Data to an XML File;
12.14 Saving Database Objects As Web Files;
12.15 Analyzing Data with Excel 2010;
12.16 Publishing Data to Word 2010;
12.17 Collecting Data from E-mail Messages;
Chapter 13: Administering a Database;
13.1 Introducing Database Security;
13.2 Encrypting a Database;
13.3 Locking Database Records;
13.4 Creating a Navigation Form;
13.5 Documenting a Database;
13.6 Setting Startup Options;
Chapter 14: Customizing Access 2010;
14.1 Adding Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar;
14.2 Modifying the Ribbon User Interface;
14.3 Changing AutoCorrect Options;
Chapter 15: Presenting Table and Query Data Dynamically;
15.1 Introducing PivotTables and PivotCharts;
15.2 Creating a PivotTable;
15.3 Adding and Removing PivotTable Fields;
15.4 Pivoting a PivotTable;
15.5 Filtering PivotTable Data;
15.6 Formatting a PivotTable;
15.7 Creating a PivotChart;
About the Author;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Good for the visual learner

    I found this book very useful. I am about 2/3 of the way through. I decided to start from the beginning and work my way through rather than looking for specific topics. The language is very user-friendly (thesaurus not required) and the visuals were extremely helpful. This book is better suited for someone who already has familiarity with Microsoft Access. For a novice or beginner, I recommend purchasing this book in conjunction with another title.

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    Posted December 6, 2011

    Bad purchase

    It touches many subjects but does not give you enough information about any one of them to help.

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