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Access 97 for Windows. for Dummies.: Quick Reference (For Dummies: Quick Reference)by Allison Barrows
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Use This Quick and Easy Fingertip Reference to Conquer All the Newest Functions and Commands in Access 97! A Quick Reference for the Rest of Us!® Looking for the fastest and easiest way to "access" all those Microsoft Access 97 commands and tasks? Then keep Access 97 For Windows® For Dummies® Quick Reference by your computer, and you'll never have to worry about navigating the harrowing rapids of Access 97 again! This quick and easy-to-use fingertip reference offers plain English explanations and guides you through the Internet with helpful icons, tips, and examples. Whether you're upgrading from an earlier version of Access or using Access for the first time, you're bound to run into the "what do I do next" roadblocks. Now you can find what you need even faster with our For Dummies® Quick References! The design features tasks in alphabetical order, clear-cut, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow advice. Get in and out quickly and get the information you really need without reading lots of material! Look for IDG Books Worldwide's Access 97 For Windows® For Dummies®, the fun and easy way to find out how to make Access 97 work for you! For Dummies Quick References and For Dummies books are available on all your favorite or not-so-favorite hardware and software products. Look for them wherever computer books are sold!
Now you can have the answers right at your fingertips whenever you hit a snag or want to take advantage of another great new feature built into Microsoft Access 97 for Windows. Here, in Access 97 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, you can find all the tips, tricks, shortcuts, and quick solutions you need in order to work effectively with this powerful database application. Whether you're new to Access or just new to this latest update, keep this fast and convenient guide handy whenever you work with Access 97.
About the Author
About the Author Alison Barrows has taken the long route to .For Dummies writing, most recently thinking she would have a career in economics. But over the years, an irresistible magnetic force, personified by friends who are .For Dummies authors, has pulled her into the world of computers and technical writing. Alison has been a serious computer user since high school (although she was too young to play with vacuum tubes, when they were the thing) and continued to use them at college. In college, thanks to some of the aforementioned friends, she worked at a software company, and after graduation went to the World Bank as a software guru. Her first foray into technical writing was at the World Bank, where she wrote training material for a two-day course which she then taught once a month. More recently, she has co-authored Dummies 101: WordPerfect 6.1 For Windows and Dummies 101: WordPerfect 7 For Windows 95 and authored Dummies 101: Lotus 1-2-3 97 For Windows 95. Alison has a master's degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and a B.A. from Wellesley College. In real life, she loves to sing, watch Star Trek (the newer versions), cook, and dabble in yoga, rock climbing, and Ultimate Frisbee. She currently lives in Gardner, Massachusetts, with her fiance, Matt, and juggles writing computer books with planning a fast-approaching wedding.
Table of Contents
PART I: Access Basics.
PART II: Creating and Navigating a Database.
PART III: Tables: A Home for Your Data.
PART IV: Queries: Getting Answers from Your Data.
PART V: Reporting Results.
PART VI: Forms for Displaying and Entering Data.
PART VII: Printing Your Work for the World to See.
PART VIII: Access 97 Tips and Tricks.
Appendix: Techie Talk.
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