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Access 2007 For Dummies : For Dummies - Laurie Ulrich Fuller


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Reduce stress with timesaving database shortcuts

Explore database basics and build tables and reports that corral your data

Access has undergone an extreme makeover! Whether you've used one of the older versions or this is your first exposure to Access, here's where you'll find the essentials you need to make this database system work for you. Cruise around the new interface, team up Access with other Office applications, use wizards to automate your work, and much more.

Discover how to

- Create a new Access database

- Import and export data

- Build forms for efficient data entry

- Search tables for specific data

- Construct custom reports

- Customize your database navigation

About The Authors:

Laurie Ulrich Fuller has been writing about and teaching people to use Microsoft Office since the 1980’s. Her teaching career goes back to the time before Microsoft Windows – which means she also remembers the first time she taught people to use a Windows-based application, and a student picked up the mouse and aimed it at the computer screen as though using a TV remote. Nobody laughed (except Laurie, after class), because everyone was new to the mouse back then. As new as the mouse was, so was the idea of keeping a database on a computer that could fit on your desk — and Laurie’s been there through every new version of Access — as Office has evolved to meet the needs of users from all walks of life — from individuals to huge corporations, from growing business to non-profit organizations.

<Ken Cook has built and managed a successful computer consulting business since 1990 serving clients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and California. He began as a trainer - training numerous users (too many to count!) on a variety of software packages — specializing in Microsoft Office.

John Kaufeld is a popular For Dummies author.



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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Basic Training 7

    Chapter 1: Getting to Know Access 2007 9

    Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around Access 29

    Chapter 3: Database Basics 51

    Part II: Getting It All on the Table 69

    Chapter 4: Keys, Relationships, and Indexes 71

    Chapter 5: Remodeling Your Data 87

    Chapter 6: What’s Happening Under the Table? 103

    Part III: Data Mania and Management 127

    Chapter 7: Creating Data Forms 129

    Chapter 8: Importing and Exporting Data 143

    Chapter 9: Automatically Editing Data 155

    Chapter 10: Gather Locally, Share Globally 167

    Part IV: Ask Your Data, and Ye Shall Receive Answers 181

    Chapter 11: Fast Finding, Filtering, and Sorting Data 183

    Chapter 12: I Was Just Asking . . . For Answers 199

    Chapter 13: I’ll Take These AND Those OR Them 227

    Chapter 14: Queries That Think Faster Than You 237

    Chapter 15: Calculating with Your Data 251

    Part V: Plain and Fancy Reporting 265

    Chapter 16: Quick and Not-So-Dirty Automatic Reporting 267

    Chapter 17: Dazzling Report Design 289

    Chapter 18: Headers and Footers and Groups, Oh My! 315

    Chapter 19: Magical Mass Mailings 335

    Part VI: More Power to You 341

    Chapter 20: Making It All Better with the Analyzer Tools 343

    Chapter 21: Hello! Creating an Interface to Welcome Data Users 353

    Part VII: The Part of Tens 365

    Chapter 22: Ten Common Problems 367

    Chapter 23: Ten Uncommon Tips 377

    Appendix: Getting Help 383

    Index 391

    ISBN: 9780470046128
    ISBN-10: 0470046120
    Series: For Dummies
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 432
    Published: 8th December 2006
    Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 18.8  x 2.41
    Edition Number: 1