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Business Solutions Microsoft® Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries by Paul McFedries

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7. Designing Effective Business Reports

IN THIS CHAPTER

Using Reports in Business

Ten Design Guidelines for Business Reports

Organizing Controls on the Report

Enhancing Report Text

Applying Fancier Report Formatting

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Building a basic report isn’t difficult, as you’ve seen. If you use the Report command or the Report Wizard, you can build a serviceable report with just a few mouse clicks. If you use the Report Design view, Access offers all the tools you need to cobble together a custom design without much fuss. (This is particularly true if you’re already familiar with building forms from scratch, because the tools and techniques used in report-building are almost identical to those used in form-building.)

A “serviceable” report might ...

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