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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Data Entry Methods

Most of us think of data entry as unmitigated drudgery. Like most work, though, data entry has its pleasures and rewards—not least of which is knowing that, when done with care, the information you retrieve from your database will be complete and correct.

Even data-entry enthusiasts welcome any techniques that make the task more efficient. For any individual record, the time saved by any one procedure is minuscule. Incrementally, though, better data-entry methods can save you much time and energy.

Data Entry Mode

One of the primary purposes of forms is to enter data, so it's only fitting that there be a special view dedicated to that purpose. Open any form and choose Records, Data Entry. You're greeted with a blank record. ...

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