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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
By Mike  Gunderloy, Susan  Sales  Harkins
 
Publisher : Que
Pub Date : September 15, 2003
ISBN : 0-7897-2940-7
Pages : 352


Microsoft Access 2003 is a powerful, relational database software package that makes it easier for you to create and manage complex databases. With Access, you can create a database quickly from scratch or by using the Access database Wizard. Once you've created your database, Access provides all the tools you need to enter and manipulate data. Using Access, you can do the following:

  • Quickly start a new database by using the Database Wizard.

  • Create tables from scratch or by using a Wizard.

  • Add and edit database information by using both tables and forms.

  • Manipulate data in a number of tables by using queries and reports .

   
  Table of Contents
  Index
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office Access 2003
By Mike  Gunderloy, Susan  Sales  Harkins
 
Publisher : Que
Pub Date : September 15, 2003
ISBN : 0-7897-2940-7
Pages : 352
      Copyright
      About the Author
      Acknowledgments
      We Want to Hear from You!
      Introduction
        Some Key Terms
        Some Things to Keep in Mind
        The Basic Structure of This Book
        Conventions Used in This Book
        Contacting the Authors
      Part I:   Getting to Know Access
        Chapter 1.   Welcome to Databases
        What Can You Do with a Database?
        Why Not Just Use Excel?
        A Sample Database: Northwind Traders
        Chapter 2.   Take a Quick Tour of Access
        Launching Access
        Opening a Database
        Opening an Existing File
        Converting
        Exploring the Access User Interface
        Making a Grand Exit
        Chapter 3.   Exploring the Database Window
        What's in the Database Window?
        Organizing Database Objects
      Part II:   Building and Using a Database
        Chapter 4.   Planning a Database
        The Goal
        Determining the Database's Purpose
        The Discovery ProcessFinding the Data
        Identifying Possible Forms
        Planning Possible Reports
        Chapter 5.   Building Your First Tables
        What's in a Table?
        How to Create a Simple Table
        Working with Data in Your Tables
        How to Find Information
        Chapter 6.   Tapping the Power of Relationships
        Using the Lookup Wizard
        Using the Table Analyzer to Create Relationships
        Using the Relationships Window
        SubdatasheetsA Product of Relationships
        Chapter 7.   Retrieving Data with Queries
        How to Create Simple Queries
        Using Query Design View
      Part III:   Putting a Friendly Face on Your Data
        Chapter 8.   Creating and Using Data Entry Forms
        Creating Simple Forms
        Entering Data Through Forms
        Finding Information with Forms
        Chapter 9.   Printing Information with Reports
        Building Reports
        Using Reports
        Chapter 10.   Take Your Data to the Web with Pages
        A Quick Overview of the Page Object
        Creating Simple Pages
        Using Pages
        How You'll Use Pages
      Part IV:   Making Access Work Your Way
        Chapter 11.   Customizing Your Tables
        Using Data Types Wisely
        Setting Field Properties
        Working with Indexes
        Chapter 12.   Getting Down to Business with Queries
        Running the Query Wizards
        Working in Query Design View
        Chapter 13.   Customizing Forms
        Setting Form Properties
        Using the Field List
        Using the Toolbox
        Working with Sections and Subforms
        Object Dependencies
        Chapter 14.   Dressing Up Your Reports
        Formatting Reports
        Specialized Wizards
      Part V:   Letting Access Do Your Work for You
        Chapter 15.   Automating Your Database
        Using the Switchboard Wizard
        Setting Startup Options
        Writing Macros
        Chapter 16.   Sharing Data
        Exporting Data to Excel
        Using Excel Data in Access
        Copying Linked Data
        Exporting Access Data to a Text File
        Importing Text Files into Access
        Publishing to Word
        Merging Access Data with Word Documents
        Sending Access Objects in Email
        More Compatible Formats
        Chapter 17.   Using Common Office Features
        The Helpful AssistantNot!
        Running SpellCheck
        About AutoCorrect
        Getting Help When You Need It
        Customizing Access Toolbars
      Index