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Part of the New Perspectives series, this text offers a case-based, problem-solving approach and innovative technology for meaningful learning of Microsoft Access 2002.
About the Author
Joseph J. Adamski worked at aerospace and financial services companies from 1968 to 1979 as a programmer, an analyst, and in management, where he focused on database, database management systems, and software engineering. He has since been an associate professor of computer science and information systems at Grand Valley State University, and has authored or co-authored more than 40 textbooks about database and systems development for Course Technology. In addition, Joe has trained and consulted many organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys being the treasurer of the National Puzzlers? League.Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft Access Brief and has edited and managed many other textbooks on Microsoft applications for Course Technology. Prior to joining Course Technology, Kathy taught various computer courses in the industry for corporate training and high-tech companies and developed courseware as a technical writer and editor for such companies as The Forum Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and IBM.
Table of Contents
Windows Tutorials 1: Exploring the Basics 2: Working with Files Introducing Microsoft Office XP Access Tutorials 1: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2002 2: Creating and Maintaining a Database 3: Querying a Database 4: Creating Forms and Reports 5: Enhancing a Table's Design, and Creating Advanced Queries and Custom Forms 6: Creating Custom Reports 7: Integrating Access with the Web and with Other Programs 8: Using Query Wizards and Action Queries, and Defining Table Relationships 9: Automating Tasks with Macros 10:Using and Writing Visual Basic for Applications Code 11: Managing and Securing a Database Additional Cases Appendix: Relational Databases and Database Design