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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Collecting Data from E-mail Messages

In many companies, getting employees to fill out expense vouchers, contact reports, educational expense reimbursement forms, purchase requests, and surveys is a nightmare that eats up a lot more of your time than it should. If your employees create a paper form that someone has to reenter into a database, you’re doubling the work required for a simple operation and greatly increasing the potential for error. If an employee fills out a form in a third-party application that lets you import the data into Access, you’ve added unnecessary steps to the process.

In the 2007 Microsoft Office system, you can avoid all of the problems of paper forms by sending forms to your colleagues through your e-mail system. You ...

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