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Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual


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Publisher Comments:

This fast-paced book teaches you the basics of Access 2007 so you can start using this popular database program right away. You'll learn how to work with Access' most useful features to design databases, maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry.

The new Access is radically different from previous versions, but with this book, you'll breeze through the new interface and its timesaving features in no time with:

  • Clear explanations
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Lots of illustrations
  • Larger type
  • Plenty of friendly advice

Ideal for small businesses and households, Access runs on PCs and manages large stores information, including numbers, pages of text, and pictures — everything from a list of family phone numbers to an enormous product catalog. Unfortunately, each new version of the program crammed in yet another set of features — so many that even the pros don't know where to find them all. Access 2007 breaks the mold: Microsoft changed the user interface by designing a tabbed toolbar that makes features easy to locate.

One thing that hasn't improved is Microsoft's documentation. Even if you find the features you need, you still may not know what to do with them. Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the perfect primer for small businesses with no techie to turn to, as well as those who want to organize household and office information.

Book News Annotation:

Assuming no previous experience, this guide walks through the process of opening a new Access database, adding tables to store information, sorting and filtering data, setting validation rules, and linking tables together. The second half of the book discusses the different types of queries, reports, forms, and export operations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


This fast-paced book teaches the basics of Access 2007 so readers can start using the program right away. Rather than include every detail, this manual shows how to work with Access's most-used features and Microsoft's new context-sensitive user interface.

About the Author

Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and software developer. He is the author of Excel 2007: The Missing Manual and several books about .NET, including The Book of VB .NET (No Starch), ASP.NET: The Complete Reference (McGraw-Hill), Microsoft .NET Distributed Applications (Microsoft Press), and several more. He is a regular columnist for Inside Visual Basic, and has been involved in non-programming writing projects like the classical All-Music Guide.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: STORING INFORMATION IN TABLESChapter 1: Creating your First DatabaseChapter 2: Building Smarter TablesChapter 3: Mastering the Datasheet: Sorting, Searching, Filtering, and MoreChapter 4: Blocking Bad DataChapter 5: Linking Tables with RelationshipsPart II: MANIPULATING DATA WITH QUERIESChapter 6: Queries that Select RecordsChapter 7: Queries that Update RecordsPart III: PRINTING REPORTS AND USING FORMSChapter 8: Creating ReportsChapter 9: Creating Simple FormsPart IV: SHARING ACCESS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLDChapter 10: Importing and Exporting DataColophon

Product Details

Macdonald, Matthew
O'Reilly Media
MacDonald, Matthew
Database management
Desktop Applications - MS Access
Database design
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Databases
Access;Microsoft;Missing Manual;Office;Queries,;Query;SQL;Windows applications;data;database;database design;databases;records;relational;relational databases;solutions;tables
Database Management - General
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Print PDF
Missing Manual
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9.19 x 7 x 0.94 in 1.36 lb

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Computers and Internet » Database » Design
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Desktop Applications » Databases
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management

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