Access 2013 For Dummies
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The easy guide to Microsoft Access returns with updates on the latest version!
Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new Access 2013 release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. Access 2013 For Dummies covers all the new features of the latest version of Accessand serves as an ideal reference, combining the latest Access features with the basics of building usable databases. You'll learn how to create an app from the Welcome screen, get support for your desktop databases, and much more.
- Includes coverage of all the new features of Access 2013, including the updated interface
- Shows you how to create and share reports
- Features special videos and materials created by the authors to help reinforce the lessons included in the book
- Helps you build data analysis and interface tools for your specific needs
- Offers plenty of techniques and tips for solving common problems
Access 2013 For Dummies provides you with access to the latest version of this database tool.
software. In fact, with just the basic functionality that you’ll discover in this book, you’ll be able to put Access through many of its most important paces, yet you’ll be working with wizards and other onscreen tools that keep you at a comfortable arm’s distance from the software’s inner workings, the things that programmers and serious developers play with. There. Don’t you feel better now? You don’t have to use every feature and tool and push the edges of the Access envelope. In fact, you
many different kinds of information in the world, Access offers a variety of field types for storing it. In fact, Access puts the following field types at your disposal: ✓ Short Text ✓ Long Text ✓ Number ✓ Currency ✓ Date & Time ✓ Yes/No ✓ Lookup & Relationship ✓ Rich Text ✓ Attachment ✓ Hyperlink ✓ OLE Object ✓ Calculated ✓ There’s also an Autonumber field type, which is applied automatically to the first field in a new, blank database. The types just listed are those
tools” shows the best Form tool for your data. A beautiful form appears before your eyes (and in Figure 7-2)! 4. To finish your form, follow these steps: a. Click the Save button on the Quick Access toolbar. The Save As dialog box appears. b. Type a name for the form in the dialog box, and click OK. Your form name appears on the Navigation pane. Granting most wishes: the Form Wizard When you want to control field selection and the style of form design, use the Form Wizard.
especially useful when you have memo fields. The rest of this chapter shows how to customize forms you’ve created with the Form Wizard and Form tools. Customizing Form Parts The Access 2013 Form tools and Form Wizard do a great job building forms. In fact, for the typical user, they do just about everything — but they don’t always do it all. So you may need to do some form-tweaking. Chapter 7: A Form for All Reasons If you know some form-design basics, you can clean up most of the problems
small price: complexity. Access isn’t one of those applications you can just sit down and use “right out of the box.” It’s not scarily difficult or anything, but there’s a lot going on — and you need some guidance, some help, and some direction to really use it and make it bend to your will. And that’s where this book — a “reference for the rest of us” — comes in. So you’ve picked up this book. Hang on to it. Clutch it to your chest and run gleefully from the store, or click the Add to Shopping