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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Introduction

Microsoft Access 97, Version 8.0 (called Access 97 in this book), is a powerful and robust 32-bit relational database management system (RDBMS) for creating desktop and client/server database applications that run under Windows 95+ and Windows NT 3.51+. As a component of the Professional and Developer editions of the Microsoft Office 97 suite, Access 97 has an upgraded user interface that's consistent with Microsoft Excel 97 and Word 97, as well as Windows 95 common controls, such as an Explorer-style Database window and common file open and save dialogs.

Like all members of Office 97, Access 97 offers a variety of new Internet-related features for creating HTML documents used by the World Wide Web. The upgraded Jet 3.5 database engine ...

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