Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual

Errata for Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page vi
Table of Contents, entry for page 67

"Phase 5: Creating Your Table" NOW READS: "Phase 4: Creating Your Table"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2006
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Page 9
"Choosing menu items" paragraph, last line

"...and then click Tables on the submenu." NOW READS: "...and then click Reports on the submenu."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2006
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Page 9
Insert, "When Not to Use a Database Manager"

Entire insert was deleted, as it was a duplicate of the insert on page 5. Replaced it with the following: UP TO SPEED What About the Big Guys? The word database is a little abused in the computer world. Both Microsoft Access and MySQL--an open source database that you can use free, if you have the skills, manpower, hardware and know-how--are considered database programs, but they're about as similar as chocolate cake and dry flour. In reality, there are two kinds of database programs available. One kind is very powerful (as in, run-the-federal-government powerful) and very complicated (MySQL is in this class). These programs just hold data, and computer programmers use these sophisticated, and expensive,tools when they build big systems for big companies. The other kind of database program-- sometimescalled a desktop database--is less powerful and a lot easier to use, but it actually does a lot more. In addition to holding lots of data, these programs provide an interface to access, organize, and searchthe data. This interface includes the menus, graphics, and text that let you work with the data, muchlike any other computer program. In other words, you don't need a computer science degree to create apowerful database when you've got a desktop program like Access.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page 10
1st paragraph

"The keyboard shortcut for opening an Access database is CTRL+S." now reads: "The keyboard shortcut for SAVING an Access database is CTRL+S."

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page 67
Heading above last paragraph

"Phase 5: Creating Your Table" NOW READS: "Phase 4: Creating Your Table"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2006
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Page 73
the table

A field was missing from the table: PhoneNumber / Text / No Change

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page 199
Figure 6-7

Figure should now show only Montpelier in the City column.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007