In this chapter
Taking a look at databases in general and Access in particular
Starting a new database
Working in the Access interface
Accomplishing simple searches in a database
Formatting fields in a database
Many people who are new to Office are not familiar with databases, which you can use to store, analyze, and retrieve information. You can use a database such as an Access database to keep track of all kinds of information.
This chapter explains the function a database plays and how Microsoft Access fits into the picture. By the end of the chapter, you should have a good understanding of databases and how to work in the Access interface to create and modify a database.
A database is ...