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Access 2013 For Dummies by Ken Cook, Laurie Ulrich Fuller

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Chapter 18

Professionally Designed Reports Made Easy

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding report sections

arrow Using text boxes and labels

arrow Previewing your changes

arrow Putting Themes to work

arrow Drawing lines and boxes

arrow Adding pictures

The Report Wizard does most of the dirty work of report creation. However, it has its shortcomings. Most of the Report Wizard’s shortcomings have to do with text — sometimes the text is cut off, it’s not aligned properly, it’s too small, it’s too big — you get the idea.

Along the way, you may not like the Report Wizard’s color choices or design elements as well. Don’t despair. (Hopefully, you’re never at a point in your life where you’ll despair over an Access report, but I have to throw some drama in here somewhere.) Design and Layout views hold the key to unlocking the report of your dreams. (I know — who isn’t dreaming about Access reports?)

In this chapter, I discuss ...

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