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Maybe you got Access as part of Microsoft Office and wonder what itcan do for you and your household; maybe you're a small businessmanager and don't have a techie on staff to train the office inMicrosoft Access. Regardless, you want to quickly get your feetwet--but not get in over your head--and Access 2003 forStarters: The Missing Manual is the book to make it happen.

Far more than a skimpy introduction but much less daunting thana weighty tech book, Access 2003 for Starters: The MissingManual demystifies databases and explains how to design andcreate them with ease. It delivers everything you need--and nothingyou don't--to use Access right away. It's your expert guide to theAccess features that are most vital and most useful, and it's yourtrusted advisor on the more in-depth features that are best savedfor developers and programmers.

Access is sophisticated and powerful enough for professionaldevelopers but easy and practical enough for everyday users likeyou. This Missing Manual explains all the major features of Access2003, including designing and creating databases, organizing andfiltering information, and generating effective forms andreports.

Bestselling authors, database designers, and programmers ScottPalmer, Ph.D., and Kate Chase are your guides for putting theworld's most popular desktop data management program to work. Theirclear explanations, step-by-step instructions, plenty ofillustrations, and timesaving advice help you get up to speedquickly and painlessly.

Whether you're just starting out or you know you've beenavoiding aspects of the program and missing out on much of what itcan do, this friendly, witty book will gently immerse you inMicrosoft Access. Keep it handy, as you'll undoubtedly refer to itagain and again.

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