Access 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

By Matthew MacDonald

This fast paced e-book teaches you the fundamentals of entry 2007 so that you can commence utilizing this well known database software instantly. you will methods to paintings with entry' most precious gains to layout databases, retain them, look for helpful nuggets of data, and construct beautiful varieties for quick-and-easy information entry.

The new entry is considerably various from past models, yet with this e-book, you are going to breeze throughout the new interface and its timesaving positive aspects very quickly with:

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

Ideal for small companies and families, entry runs on desktops and manages huge shops info, together with numbers, pages of textual content, and images -- every little thing from a listing of relations mobile numbers to a massive product catalog. regrettably, every one re-creation of this system stuffed in one more set of positive factors -- such a lot of that even the professionals have no idea the place to discover all of them. entry 2007 breaks the mould: Microsoft replaced the consumer interface through designing a tabbed toolbar that makes beneficial properties effortless to find.

One factor that hasn't superior is Microsoft's documentation. whether you discover the positive factors you wish, you continue to won't comprehend what to do with them. Access 2007 for Starters: The lacking Manual is the appropriate primer for small companies without techie to show to, in addition to those that are looking to manage family and place of work information.

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A record's a collection of information about a single thing. In the Dolls table, for example, each record represents a single bobblehead doll. In a Family table, each record would represent a single relative. In a Products table, each record would represent an item that's for sale. You get the idea. Figure 1-4. The navigation pane on the left lets you see different items (or objects) in your database. You can use the navigation pane to jump from a list of products to a list of customers and back again.

This method's a shorthand way of telling you how to find a feature in the Access ribbon. It translates to the following instructions: "On the ribbon, click the Create tab. On the tab, look for the Tables section. ) As you saw back in Figure I-3, the ribbon adapts itself to different screen sizes. Depending on your Access window's size, the button you need to click may not include any text. Instead, it shows up as a small icon. In this situation, you can hover over the mystery button to see its name before deciding whether or not to click it.

Ctrl+S, for one, is a keyboard shortcut that saves your current work in Access (and most other programs). When you see a shortcut like Ctrl+S in this book, it's telling you to hold down the Ctrl key, and, while it's down, press the letter S, and then release both keys. Similarly, the finger-tangling shortcut Ctrl+Alt+S means hold down Ctrl, then press and hold Alt, and then press S (so that all three keys are held down at once). About Clicking This book gives you three kinds of instructions that require you to use your computer's mouse or trackpad.

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