The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Access 97

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The simple way to get up to speed with Microsoft Access 97! You're a smart person who wants to stay ahead in the corporate world. You know that using Access 97 is what you need to do—but that could mean struggling through piles of technical manuals! Push aside the bulky books! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Access 97 presents a quick, step-by-step overview of the process. Its lighthearted approach is perfect for new and experienced users who need to quickly take advantage of everything that Access 97 has...

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Overview

The simple way to get up to speed with Microsoft Access 97! You're a smart person who wants to stay ahead in the corporate world. You know that using Access 97 is what you need to do—but that could mean struggling through piles of technical manuals! Push aside the bulky books! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Access 97 presents a quick, step-by-step overview of the process. Its lighthearted approach is perfect for new and experienced users who need to quickly take advantage of everything that Access 97 has to offer. So bypass the big, boring books! Learning to build and work with databases will be a breeze.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789710512
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Secrets of Life and Databases 1
1 Databases, Access, and You 3
2 Putting Access Through Its Paces 9
3 Help, I Need Someone 19
Pt. 2 Catching the Brass Ring: Creating Databases 33
4 Database Creation: More Fun, Less Filling 35
5 Turning the Tables: Table Design 51
6 Going On Record: Adding and Editing Data 67
7 Being Manipulative: Different Ways to View Your Data 81
8 Between You and Me and Access: Table Relationships 97
Pt. 3 So What's the Object? 107
9 It's All in Your Form 109
10 Reforming Your Forms 127
11 Not a Stupid Question - Designing Simple Queries 149
12 Questions and More Questions - Designing Advanced Queries 167
13 From Soup to Nuts: Creating Delicious Reports 183
14 No Need for a Calculator - Doing Math in Reports 197
15 Pride of Ownership - Enhancing Your Reports 209
16 Printing Database Objects 223
Pt. 4 Expanding Your Database Brain Power 233
17 OLE - Taking the Bull out of Object Linking and Embedding 235
18 Imports and Exports - Moving and Sharing Data 251
19 Keeping Your Database Running Smoothly 267
20 The Little Engines that Can: Making Macros 277
21 What's the Password? 285
22 Have It Your Way - Customizing Access 295
23 Surf's Up Dude - Access on the Internet 307
App. A Installing Microsoft Access 97 319
App. B The Workstation Primer: Windows 95 and Windows NT 323
Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive 331
Index 339
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