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Access 2000 for Windows for dummies
Kaufeld, John.
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Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

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xxii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
Which came first: the data or the base -- Truly tempting tables -- Finding the ultimate answer to everything (well, not everything) -- Turning your table into a book -- pt. 5. Wizards, forms, and other mystical stuff -- Part of tens.
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QA76.9.D3 K3585 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Being a normal human being, you probably have work to do. In fact, you may have lots of work piled precariously around your office or even stretching onto the Internet. Someone, possibly your boss, suggested that Access 2000 may help you get more done in less time, eliminate the piles, and generally make the safety inspector happy.

But if you re confused instead of organized, befuddled instead of productive, or just completely lost on the whole database thing, Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies is the book for you.

You don′t need to be a nerd to get the most out of Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies. If you know the basics of Windows 95, 98, or NT (whichever one you use) and have a desire to work with databases, you′re ready to go. Everything you need to know is right here, just waiting for you to read it.

Each part of Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies covers a general topic of Access 2000. Right off the bat, this book answers the lyrical question It s a data- what? By starting with an overview of both database concepts in general and Access 2000 in particular, this book provides the information you need to make sense of the whole database concept. You′ll also gain insight into

Solving problems with Access 2000 Designing, building, using, changing, and generally coexisting in the same room with Access 2000 tables Using the Access 200 queries to unearth the answers you know are hiding somewhere in your data Committing your database to paper Doing stuff faster and seeking assistance from the wizards. You′ll even venture into a bit of programming

Now nothing s left to hold you back from the wonders of Access 2000. Cleave tightly to Access 2000 For Windows For Dummies, consign the Microsoft manuals to a suitable dark hole, and dive into Access 2000.

Bon Voyage!

Author Notes

John Kaufeld runs Access Systems, a computer consulting firm. He is also the author of Games Online For Dummies? and the bestselling America Online? For Dummies?'.

Table of Contents

Part I Which Came First: The Data or the Base?
Chapter 1 The 37-Minute Overview
Chapter 2 Finding Your Way Around like a Native
Chapter 3 Calling the Online St. Bernard and Other Forms of Help
Part II Truly Tempting Tables
Chapter 4 Designing and Building a Home for Your Data
Chapter 5 Relationships, Keys, and Indexes (And Why You Really Do Care)
Chapter 6 New Data, Old Data, and Data in Need of Repair
Chapter 7 Making Your Table Think with Formats, Masks, and Validations
Chapter 8 Making Your Datasheets Dance
Chapter 9 Table Remodeling Tips for the Do-It-Yourselfer
Part III Finding the Ultimate Answer to Everything (Well, Not Everything)
Chapter 10 Quick Searches: Find, Filter, and Sort
Chapter 11 Pose a Simple Query, Get 10,000 Answers
Chapter 12 Searching a Slew of Tables
Chapter 13 Lions AND Bears OR Tigers? Oh, My!
Chapter 14 Teaching Queries to Think and Count
Chapter 15 Calculating Your Way to Fame and Fortune
Chapter 16 Automated Editing for Big Changes
Part IV Turning Your Table into a Book
Chapter 17 AutoReport: Like the Model-T, It's Clunky but It Runs
Chapter 18 Wizardly Help with Labels, Charts, and Multilevel Reports
Chapter 19 It's Amazing What a Little Formatting Can Do
Chapter 20 Headers and Footers for Groups, Pages, and Even (Egad) Whole Reports
Part V Wizards, Forms, and Other Mystical Stuff
Chapter 21 Spinning Your Data into (And onto) the Web
Chapter 22 Making Forms That Look Cool and Work Great
Chapter 23 If Love Is Universal, Why Can't I Export to It?
Chapter 24 The Analyzer: Your Data's Dr. Freud, Dr. Watson, and Dr. Jekyll
Part VI The Part of Tens
Chapter 25 Ten Timesaving Keyboard Shortcuts
Chapter 26 Ten Common Crises and How to Survive Them
Chapter 27 Ten Tips from the Database Nerds
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