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Office 2013 For Dummies by Wallace Wang

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Chapter 18

Creating a Database Report

In This Chapter

arrow Creating a report with the Report Wizard

arrow Displaying and printing reports

arrow Modifying the appearance of a report

arrow Erasing a report

Data is useless if you can’t understand what it means, so that’s why Access lets you create reports. A report simply provides a printed version of your data arranged in some useful way.

A report can dig through your data and print a list of your top ten salespeople. Another report may print out the top ten products you sold last year. Reports simply provide a way to make sense of your data and print it so you can examine your data on paper.

Using the Report Wizard

The easiest way to create a report is to use the Report Wizard, which guides you step by step through arranging and selecting which data to print on a report, along with sorting your data at the same time. To use the Report Wizard, follow these steps:

1. Click the Create tab.

2. Click the Report Wizard icon in the Reports group.

The Report Wizard dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 18-1.

Figure 18-1: The Report Wizard lets you choose ...

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