how do i learn about access?

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i just started a new job...and need to figure out the access program ..does anyone know how i could learn the basics of access fast? thanks so much
 
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What versionn of Access? What kind of database do you want to create? Both 97 and 2000 have fairly good wizards for standard database creation. You usually can tweak one of them to fit your needs.
 
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I am currently using a book called "Microsoft Access 2002" by Joseph J. Adamski and Kathleen T. Finnegan and I highly recommend it. It is considered an "Expert" level book, but I am far from an expert and am learning it very fast with this book. The tutorials are excellent and I think if I pushed it I could cover 3 tutorials in a weekend. Hope this helps.
 
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I agree with Dreamboat.
Someone once said that an expert knows a great deal less about a great deal more. The inference being the expert knows how little they really know. I guess that means I know a lot!!!
However, the way I came to this heddy conclusion was with an animal called a software publication.
These puppies come with downloadable exercises and can be purchased online.
"www.SoftwarePublications.com.au"
On the upside these publications take the ground up approach and can instill an acceptable working knowledge within a couple of days (intensively)
On the downside the exercise files require a zip program to unzip the exercise files. There are numerous sites that offer these free of charge. If you're not familiar with these programs it might pay to install long enough to unzip the exercises and then uninstall immediately after that.
The ground up one for Access is called "Create and Use Databases."
Hope this helps, Regards Guy.
 
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I myself learned Access through just tooling around with it. That's probably the best way to do it, if you have ALOT of time on your hands. My time came during studies @ High School. I also became a Microsoft Office User Specialist "Expert" in word, and theey are right, I still don't know what half the stuff does in there.
 

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Hee hee. Then you'll want to read my book, Ref. Due out in before year end. "Dreamboat on Word"

~my shameless advertisement...
 
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jbPARK,
How did the job stuff work out? Looks like you are not short on help. Would recommend Dreamboat's input, she's as smart as she is attractive.
Hope to see you post again soon.
Regards Guy.
 

Anne Troy

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(blush!!)
You MUST be talking about my picture on THIS page, and NOT the one with Tech Support Guy when you click on the camera!
 
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I don't know so much Dreamboat,
The more mature women are always more alluring for the older blokes.
I'm 26 and find mature women more attractive.
Still, this was about a newer member, that is probably too afraid to post, with all this flirting on their thread.
Hope jbPARK isn't put off by a bit of guru worshipping.
Regards Guy.
 
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Well you've certainly made more than a few of mine a great deal better than they would have otherwise been.
Here in Australia weekends are a protected species.
Love your work, Guy.
 

jbPARK

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Thank you guys soooo much for replying to my thread...I haven't been on this forum after I wrote this cus I was away for awhile. My company is actually going to pay for training now. Woo Hoo~! But until they do send me I will definitely use those sites ...they are really helpful...Thanks again all...I'll get this whole access thing yet....=)
 

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:)
Forget all you know about Excel and other applications. Pretend you're instead learning how to scuba dive. It's a whole new concept is what I mean.

Good luck!
 
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