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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Access 2002 by Mike Gunderloy, Susan Sales Harkins

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Chapter 15. Automating Your Database

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Using the Switchboard Wizard

  • Setting startup options

  • Working with macros

Perhaps you’ve been wondering about that Macros shortcut in the Database window. Or, perhaps you’ve begun to tire of some of the repetitive actions in your database: opening and closing forms, picking which report to run, and so on. Either way, help is at hand. In this chapter, we’ll introduce you to some of the ways to automate your work in Access. Yes, this does edge into programming, but don’t worry—Access has made simple programming so easy that an absolute beginner can do it.

Using the Switchboard Wizard

By now, the Plants database contains dozens of objects: tables, queries, forms, and reports. Right now, you can find ...

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