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Access 2013 For Dummies by Ken Cook, Laurie Ulrich Fuller

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Chapter 17

Fast and Furious Automatic Reporting

In This Chapter

arrow Creating an instant report from a single table

arrow Making minor modifications to your instant report

arrow Setting up a report step by step with the Report Wizard

arrow Getting a sneak peak at your report-to-be

arrow Choosing the perfect layout

The fact that you’re reading this chapter right now tells me that either you’ve already been asked to create a report or you’re afraid that might happen. Yes, if you’re like the rest of us, afraid applies now and then — the idea of reporting on a database seems daunting to many users. You might be wondering, “Do I have to learn some really complex Access features? Do I have to master some word-processing program so I can make the report look like more than just a list of records?”

The answers to those questions are no and no. You don’t have to learn anything other than a couple of quick mouse clicks in the Access workspace in order to whip up a snazzy report on the currently open or selected table, ...

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