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Faster Smarter Microsoft® Office System -- 2003 Edition by Katherine Murray

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Chapter 16. Getting Started with Databases

10-Second Summary

  • Understand database concepts

  • Start a new database

  • Create a new data table

  • Work with forms

  • Import and save XML data

Data, whether we call it that or not, is at the center of everything we do. Whether we are working with clients, shelving inventory, or preparing cupcakes for the class party, we are using information in many forms. Access 2003 is a program created to help you manage data—in large and small quantities, for simple or complicated tasks. This chapter gives you an overview of data management tasks and introduces you to the Access way of managing your information.

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Note that if you are using the Microsoft Office System Standard Edition, Access is not included as part of your system. ...

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