IN THIS CHAPTER
Creating a report with the Report Wizard
Displaying and printing reports
Modifying the appearance of a report
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.
One report can dig through your data and print a list of your top ten salespeople. Another report might 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.
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. To use the Report Wizard, follow these steps:
In the Reports group, click the Report Wizard icon.
The Report Wizard dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 18-1.