We use a number of different styles of text and layout in the book to help differentiate between the various styles of information. Here are examples of the styles we use along with explanations of what they mean:
The Try It Out is an exercise you should work through, following the text in the book.
They usually consist of a set of steps.
Each step has a number.
Follow the steps through with your copy of the database.
How It Works
After each Try It Out , the code you've typed in will be explained in detail.
Background information will look like this.
Not-to-be missed information looks like this.
Bulleted information is shown like this:
Important words have a special font.
Words that appear on the screen (such as menu options) are in a similar font to the one used on the screen, for example the File menu.
Keys that you press on the keyboard, like Ctrl and Enter , are in italics.
All file names are in this style: IceCream.mdb .
Any code fragments within normal text are highlighted in this special font .
Code shown for the first time, or other relevant code, is in the following format:
Dim intVariable As Integer intVariable = 10 Debug.Print intVariable
...while less important code, or code that you have seen before, looks like this:
intVariable = 10