AS A TEAM, WE would like to express our respect and appreciation for all of the people who contributed to the editing and production of our book. Every book seems like a new adventure and we are fortunate to have the ongoing guidance from Wiley and Wrox to ensure that they are produced with the best standards. So we send a special thanks to Bob Elliott and Tom Dinse—is this our 5th book together? We'd also like to recognize some of the great behind-the-scenes players, Ashley Zurcher, Helen Russo, Mary Beth Wakefield, and Nancy Rapoport, and many others.

Of course, we wouldn't have anything to write about if it weren't for those incredible people on the Microsoft Access team. Their passion, dedication, and commitment to continuously expand and enhance Access are truly remarkable and inspiring. We see this, not only in the new features, but also in their support of the user community. And speaking of community, the Access community is a large part of what makes Access so special. Whether you are a novice or seasoned developer, if you have a problem, you can easily find assistance, guidance, and even friendship, from a variety of user groups and online forums.

We'll wrap up with a resounding round of appreciation for our five tech editors – and contributing authors. With the incredible new features and dramatic changes in Access, we have relied on their expertise to not only identify potential errors and omissions, but to question our content and writing to help ensure ...

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