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Access™ 2007 Bible by Gavin Powell, Joseph C. Stockman, Jennifer Reardon, Michael R. Groh, Michael R. Irwin, Cary N. Prague

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Chapter 9. Presenting Data with Access Reports

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding the different types of Access reports

  • Knowing the differences between reports and forms

  • Understanding the process of building reports

  • Creating reports with a Report Wizard

  • Viewing reports on screen

  • Printing reports

  • Saving reports

  • Understanding the 11 tasks necessary to create a great report

  • Creating a report from a blank form

  • Sorting and grouping data

  • Adding label and text controls to your report

  • Modifying the appearance of text and label controls

  • Adding page breaks

  • Copying an existing report

Reports provide the most flexible way of viewing and printing summarized information. Reports display information with the desired level of detail, while enabling you to view or print your information in almost any format. You can add multilevel totals, statistical comparisons, and pictures and graphics to a report. In this chapter, you learn to use Report Wizards as a starting point. You also learn how to create reports and what types of reports you can create with Access.

Note

In this chapter, you create new reports using the report wizards and by creating a blank report without using a wizard. You use tables created in previous chapters. The Chapter09.accdb database file on the book's CD-ROM contains the completed reports described in this chapter.

Understanding Reports

Reports present a customized view of your data. Report output is viewed on-screen or printed to provide a hard copy of the data. Reports provide summaries of the information ...

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