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Access 2003 Personal Trainer

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Publisher Comments:

As the most popular database management program on the market, Microsoft Access didn't need much improvement. But with the release of Access 2003, Microsoft managed to further enhance the way people organize, access, and share information.

In this new version, Access is more capable than ever, thanks to additional features like automatic error checking, automatic property updating, and the expanded ability to import, export, and work with Extensible Markup Language (XML) data files. The number of features it offers is truly impressive--and potentially daunting.

Anyone baffled by the multitude of features and functionality in Microsoft Access can get up to speed quickly with the help of Access 2003 Personal Trainer. Part of our new Personal Trainer Series, this book lets people of any technical level learn exactly what they need to know at their own pace. Unlike many consumer software tutorials that dumb down the material or present it in a confusing fashion, this book is written in a non-technical and engaging style that readers find fun, easy, and informative.

This book will not only help existing users, but those who received Access as part of Microsoft Office and are now ready to dip their toe in the water. It starts with Access fundamentals and then moves on to tables, fields, queries, forms, reports, macros, and advanced topics like linking information from an external source. Access 2003 Personal Trainer explains how you can easily:

  • Access information from multiple sources
  • Link business systems
  • Create powerful database solutions
  • Share information more efficiently

To best guide learning, Access 2003 Personal Trainer includes detailed diagrams, dozens of task-oriented lessons, and a fully interactive training simulation CD--everything you need to become an Access pro.

Book News Annotation:

This series of 159 brief lessons walks through the commands for creating an Access database, finding data, indexing a field, adding a primary key to a table, linking tables, working with queries and forms, formatting reports, running a macro, and exporting records to another program. The CD-ROM provides a simulation environment for practicing the tutorials.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


A fully illustrated, modular approach to the features of Access allows readers to proceed at their own pace.

About the Author

CustomGuide, Inc. is a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use. They must be onto something, because CustomGuide has quickly become a leading provider of computer training materials. Although CustomGuide has grown, the founders continue to have the same vision, drive, and commitment.

Table of Contents

About CustomGuide, Inc.IntroductionChapter 1: The FundamentalsChapter 2: Creating and Working with a DatabaseChapter 3: Finding, Filtering, and Formatting DataChapter 4: Working with Tables and FieldsChapter 5: Creating Relational DatabasesChapter 6: Working with QueriesChapter 7: Working with FormsChapter 8: Working with ReportsChapter 9: Formatting Forms and ReportsChapter 10: Working with MacrosChapter 11: Advanced TopicsColophon

Product Details

O'Reilly & Associates
O'Reilly Media
CustomGuide Inc
CustomGuide, Inc.
Database Management - MSAccess
Database management
Business Software - MSOffice
Desktop Applications - MS Access
Database design
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Databases
access;access 2003;microsoft office,
Data processing
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Personal Trainer (O'Reilly)
Publication Date:
10 x 8 x 0.76 in 1.66 lb

Related Subjects

» Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Applications
» Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Desktop Applications » Databases
» Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Desktop Applications » Suites

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