The fastest way to take data in a table and get it into a format that is appropriate for printing is AutoReport. The AutoReport feature can create a report in a tabular or columnar format. A tabular report resembles a datasheet in that it arranges the data from left to right on the page. A columnar report resembles a form in that it displays each record in the table from top to bottom. The downside of AutoReport is that it can create a report from only one table or query.
To use the AutoReport feature to create a simple report, follow these steps:
Create an AutoReport from an Open Table You can also create an AutoReport directly from an open table. With the table open in the Access window, click the New Object drop-down list on the Table Datasheet toolbar and select AutoReport. This creates a simple columnar report.
AutoReport produces fairly simple-looking reports. To have more control over the report format and layout, you can create a report using the Report Wizard.