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

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Introduction

Maybe you picked up this book because you already know you want to learn about Access, Microsoft’s user-friendly database for the Windows operating system. Or, perhaps you know that you’re drowning in a sea of information and vaguely think that Access might be the answer. Then again, maybe you just liked the cover. Whatever the reason, welcome! We think you’ve come to the right place.

As we said, Access is a database. What does that mean? You’ll learn more in this book, but for now, think of Access as a handy place to store and organize things. You can store almost anything you want in an Access database, including

  • Your recipe collection

  • Pictures of your pets

  • The inventory records for your home-based business

  • Birthdays and addresses of ...

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