Chapter 1. Getting to Know Microsoft Access 2003

Getting to Know Microsoft Access 2003

Chapter 1 at a Glance

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Understand databases.

  • Discover what’s special about Access.

  • Open an existing database.

  • Explore tables.

  • Explore queries.

  • Explore forms.

  • Explore reports.

  • Explore other Access objects.

  • Preview and print Access objects.

Microsoft Office Access 2003 is part of The Microsoft Office System, so the basic interface objects—menus, toolbars, dialog boxes—will be familiar if you have used other Office products or other Microsoft Windows applications. However, Access has more dimensions than most of those programs, so it might seem more complex ...

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