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

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Chapter 12. Creating Charts in Access

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When you enter data into a Microsoft Office Access database table, you create a record of important events, whether they are individual product sales, sales for an hour of a day, or product prices. What a long list of table values in cells can’t communicate easily, however, are the overall trends in the data. The best way to communicate trends in a large collection of data is by creating a chart that summarizes data visually.

You have a great deal of control over your chart’s appearance—you can change the color of any chart element, modify a chart’s type to better summarize the underlying ...

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