Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Out

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Hey, you know your way around a database—so now dig into Access 2003 and really put your information to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds all in concise, fast-answer format. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Access mastery!

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Overview

Hey, you know your way around a database—so now dig into Access 2003 and really put your information to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds all in concise, fast-answer format. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks, and challenge yourself to new levels of Access mastery!

  • Build on what you already know about Access and quickly dive into what’s new
  • Design your database the way the experts do—and sidestep common mistakes
  • Import data from spreadsheets, text files, databases, and other sources
  • Write simple to sophisticated queries to manipulate data
  • Learn advanced techniques for building forms and reports
  • Develop PivotTable and PivotChart dynamic views
  • Tap the power of Microsoft SQL Server with Access projects and views, functions, and stored procedures
  • Implement database security features
  • Deliver dynamic data on the Web with data access pages and XML
  • Use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and script to automate your applications and Web pages

CD features:

  • Complete eBook in PDF format
  • Insider Extras—including fully functional sample databases, VBA code, and sample web pages
  • Catalog of Access resources with links to third-party tools and demos
  • Microsoft resources and demos, including Insider’s Guide to Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 eBook
  • Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook—10,000+ entries

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735615137
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 10/29/2003
  • Series: Bpg-Inside Out Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 1344
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Viescas is a database expert who provides consulting and training services to companies around the globe. He is the author of numerous books, including Running Microsoft Access 97, Running Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Out, Building Microsoft Access Applications, and Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out. John has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP since 1993.

Home Page: Viescas Consulting, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

We’d Like to Hear from You!

About the CD

Conventions and Features Used in This Book

Introduction

Part 1: Understanding Microsoft Access

Chapter 1: What Is Microsoft Access?

Chapter 2: The Many Faces of Microsoft Access

Chapter 3: Designing Your Database Application

Part 2: Building a Microsoft Access Desktop Application

Chapter 4: Creating Your Database and Tables

Chapter 5: Modifying Your Table Design

Chapter 6: Importing and Linking Data

Chapter 7: Creating and Working with Simple Queries

Chapter 8: Building Complex Queries

Chapter 9: Modifying Data with Action Queries

Part 3: Creating Forms and Reports in a Desktop Application

Chapter 10: Using Forms

Chapter 11: Building a Form

Chapter 12: Customizing a Form

Chapter 13: Advanced Form Design

Chapter 14: Using Reports

Chapter 15: Constructing a Report

Chapter 16: Advanced Report Design

Part 4: Designing an Access Project

Chapter 17: Building Tables in an Access Project

Chapter 18: Building Queries in an Access Project

Chapter 19: Designing Forms in an Access Project

Chapter 20: Building Reports in an Access Project

Part 5: Automating an Access Application

Chapter 21: Understanding Event Processing

Chapter 22: Understanding Visual Basic Fundamentals

Chapter 23: Automating Your Application with Visual Basic

Chapter 24: The Finishing Touches

Part 6: Linking Access and the Web

Chapter 25: Publishing Data on the Web

Chapter 26: Creating Static and Dynamic Web Pages

Chapter 27: Building Data Access Pages

Chapter 28: Working with XML and SharePoint

Part 7: After Completing Your Application

Chapter 29: Upsizing a Desktop Application to a Project

Chapter 30: Securing Your Database

Chapter 31: Distributing Your Application

Part 8: Appendix

Appendix : Installing Microsoft Office

Appendix : Index to Troubleshooting Topics

Appendix : About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2004

    Incomplete Companion CD

    I bought this book thinking that after my bad experience with Mr. Viescas Access 97 book I had purchased during the late 90's things would have improved dramatically. In my opinion, I was wrong. His original book was confusing on many fronts and this book seems to follow his old habits. Some of the examples he uses in the Application Design Strategy (Chapter 3) in the early part of the book do not closely follow the illustrations he uses and make it difficult if not hard to assimilate. The companion CD DOES NOT contain the Task Worksheets so you'll have to create them from scratch if you want to use his methodology. In my opinion it's a shame this book does not live up to it's potential - just like the Access 97 version I bought previously. I wrote to Microsoft Press to see if I could download the missing documents and that was also a waste of time. Other parts of the book seem to be relatively informative but I haven't got there yet so that still remains to be seen.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Not for the faint at heart

    This is more like a reference manual than a textbook. Perhaps I am more of a "Dummies" book kind of student but I found this book extremely had to read and use. I wish that software books were given more user friendly indexes. The descriptions or titles used in the text or software never seem to be used in the index making things very hard to find.

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