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Planning and Creating a Custom Access 2013 Database
By Steve Johnson, . Perspection Inc.
Jul 10, 2013
If the Access database wizards don't work for you, you'll have to create a custom database. This chapter shows you what you'll need to do.
Why Use Microsoft Access?
By Alison Balter
May 10, 2013
This chapter explains what a relational database is. It then explores all the types of objects available in Microsoft Access.
Access 2010 for Access 2007 Users: What's New
By Roger Jennings
Feb 15, 2011
Roger Jennings runs through the features of Access 2010 that users of Access 2007 will find most useful.
Moving from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org
By Eric Geier
Oct 25, 2010
Making the transition to OpenOffice.org can save money, but it takes some getting used to. Eric Geier shares tips on moving to this free and open source office suite.
Ten Office 2010 Add-Ins for Business Professionals
By Eric Geier
Oct 18, 2010
Make Office 2010 even better with these ten add-ins. Eric Geier shows you how to get those familiar file menus back, integrate Outlook with social networks, add live web pages to presentations, and more.
Calculated Data Type in Microsoft Access 2010
By Scott B. Diamond
Jul 26, 2010
This article introduces the new Calculated Field data type added to Access 2010. It discusses how they work and shows how to create them.
Microsoft Access 2010 and SharePoint 2010: A Match Made in Redmond
By Roger Jennings
Jul 5, 2010
Roger Jennings describes Microsoft Access 2010’s latest SharePoint 2010-based Web database features.
Access 2010 Macros: A New Way of Programming
By Alison Balter
Jun 25, 2010
This exciting article takes you on a tour of the new Access 2010 macro designer and the new features available with Access macros. After reading the article, you will be comfortable with the Access 2010 macro designer and will be able to take advantage of all that it offers.
The New Macro Environment in Microsoft Access 2010
By Scott B. Diamond
Jun 18, 2010
This article introduces the new macro automation language included in Access 2010. It discusses how and when macros can be used and compares them with VBA.
New Features in Microsoft Office 2010 for Small Businesses
By Tim Barrett
Jun 4, 2010
Determine if upgrading to Office 2010 is right for you. This article discusses some of the key improvements and new features added to the Office 2010 suite, along with pricing, system requirements, and bundles.
Overview of Key New Features in Office 2010
By Tom Bunzel
May 12, 2010
Tom Bunzel summarizes the key new highlights in Microsoft Office 2010 and points the way to using the new Office 2010 to its maximum potential.
Microsoft Office Access 2007 VBA: Using Built-In Functions
By Scott B. Diamond, Brent Spaulding
Jan 4, 2008
This chapter explains many of the most used functions to give you an idea of VBA's power.
Navigating the New Access 2007 User Interface
By Roger Jennings
May 18, 2007
Access consists of a multitude of related tools for generating, organizing, segregating, displaying, printing, and publishing data. This sample chapter describe Access's basic functions and operating modes.
Designing Microsoft Access 2007 Forms for Efficient and Accurate Data Entry
By Paul McFedries
May 4, 2007
Paul McFedries introduces you to several techniques that serve to either make data entry less of a chore, or to reduce or eliminate data entry errors (or both).
Designing Forms for Efficient and Accurate Data Entry
Apr 16, 2007
Navigating the New Access User Interface
Apr 16, 2007
Entering Data in Access 2003
By Shelley O'Hara
Oct 20, 2006
Shelley O'Hara explains how to enter data into a database table, creating the records for your database table. She also cover how to work with the records, edit data, sort records, and print data.
Access Fear Factor II: Merging the Unfamiliar with the Familiar
By Herb Tyson
Feb 3, 2006
If you can't use Access for more than five minutes without cursing, join the club. If you're an experienced Word and Excel user who has not experienced Access, this article will help you overcome Access-phobia and easily recover from frightening Access experiences. If you're an Access expert and are easily angered, on the other hand, please don't read this article! In this second Access Fear Factor article, Herb Tyson encourages you to eschew Access best practices and to avoid overcomplicating matters.
Working with Multiple-Table Queries in Access
By Paul McFedries
Sep 10, 2004
Most database applications store their information in multiple tables. Being able to query and work with data from multiple tables requires some front-end planning to set up the tables correctly, and this chapter from Paul McFedries helps you to design databases to make such queries possible.
Exploring the Access Database Window
By Mike Gunderloy, Susan Harkins
Nov 7, 2003
The Database window is the place where you can find everything you'll need in Access: data, forms, reports, and other objects. In this sample book chapter, you'll learn how to navigate in this window and to start customizing objects for your own use.

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