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    Beginners Access Book

    I'm looking for a beginners access book to use for training in Access 2000. These folks are NOT technical or even strong pc users, have used a custom access system I developed and mainly want to be able to write ad-hoc queries/reports. Obviously they'll need to understand the existing tables, but won't need to create tables, forms, macros, etc. My plan is to have a training session where I review THEIR system tables, practice some queries and reports and turn them loose with this book as a future reference. Anyone know a good beginners book for this?

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge.

    At a beginner level, you might use Microsoft's <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/2064.asp">Microsoft

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    Thanks for the quick response, Hans. I'll check these out.

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    I can't recommend a book other than the one Hans recommended, but there is a new newletter called Microsoft Access Fundamentals coming out from Element K Journals. A paid subscription comes with a couple of free gifts, including a booklet called "Access 101: Getting Started with Microsoft Access".
    Charlotte

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    I'm a rank novice at Access. This book is old (Access 97), but for what you want it is clear, concise, & easy to read. I would look around for a cheaper price, but Teach Yourself Access 97 in 14 Days is great for absolute beginners.

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    Thanks, everybody. I'll check these out!

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    Re: Beginners Access Book

    Many years ago, either just before, or just after, I got Office 97, I got borted one weekend and hurried to the local bookstores.

    I purchased:

    1. Access 97 for Dummies (the only Dummies book I have ever purchased).
    2. Steve Roman's Access DAtabase Design and Programming (not for beginners)

    I read both books over the weekend, perhaps, stretching into Mondat or Tuesday.
    My recollection is that the Dunnies book was OK for a beginner.

    I've not seen the MSFT Press Step By Step book, but those are usually good.

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