Chapter 19

Professionally Designed Reports Made Easy


check Understanding report sections

check Using text boxes and labels

check Previewing your changes

check Putting themes to work

check Drawing lines and boxes

check Adding pictures

The Report Wizard does most of the dirty work of report creation. However, it has its shortcomings. Most of the Report Wizard’s shortcomings have to do with text — sometimes the text is cut off, it’s not aligned properly, it’s too small, it’s too big — you get the idea.

Along the way, you may not like the Report Wizard’s color choices or design elements either. Don’t despair. (Hopefully, you’re never at a point in your life where you’ll despair over an Access report, but I have to throw some drama in here somewhere.) Design and Layout views hold the key to unlocking the report of your dreams. (I know — who isn’t dreaming about Access reports?)

In this chapter, I discuss ...

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