Learn how Microsoft's powerful and award-winning database can help you manage, store, search, analyze, and display important information you've collected about your business, home, community, or any other entity. In this practical and project oriented hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to create tables filled with fields and records. You'll build relationships between the tables to eliminate redundancies and slash data entry time. You'll discover how to achieve huge reductions in data entry errors by setting default values, creating validation rules, and building input masks. You'll find out how to make your database more user-friendly with custom data entry forms, smart lists, and other sophisticated controls. You'll learn how to retrieve exactly what you need from your database with powerful queries and reports, and you'll even start automating routine tasks with labor-saving macros.
Laurie Fuller has been writing about and teaching people to use Microsoft Office for more than 15 years—including personally training thousands of students, writing hundreds of training manuals, and authoring or co-authoring more than 25 introductory and advanced books on subjects including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Her most recent publication on Microsoft Access is Access 2010 for Dummies.
In addition to writing and teaching, Laurie runs her own firm providing training, marketing, graphic design, and web development services to clients throughout the world, with a focus on helping growing companies and non-profit organizations build their brand through effective promotions, outreach, and education. She is also active in several environmental organizations in her area.