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    Access 2000 Books?

    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a Access 2000 book for a new user. I have done a one-one course from Introduction up to VBA but want to supplement at gaps in my knowledge and ensure I have not missed anything. Would prefer a easy to read/understand approach instead of a techie approach. Even if there's an audio version?
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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    See for example the replies to <post#=345723>post 345723</post#> and <post#=258483>post 258483</post#>.

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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    Hi, I would like to recommend a book I am currently using as I think I am nearly in the same boat as you at work. I am trying to design and utilize Access to make my life easier and it is growing immensely using this book: Teach Yourself MS Access 2003 in 24 Hours. It is by Alison Balter and Published by Sams Publishing. It walks you through the performance and design of a database step by step. The only think I think is missing from this book is a CD containing a "try for yourself" database that could have a better means of practicing what is preached in the book. I am able ot do most of the samples on data I already have, so it is pretty useful. I am not expecting to be an Access Guru after reading this book, but I will be better prepared for success by understanding the inner workings of Access in the future.

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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    Thanks for the post, will have a look.

    I have tried the Access Rpogramming for Dumies which is a good book as well for VBA. I was finding it really hard learnig the program, but suddenly everything seems to have clicked and seem to be getting on in great leaps now not little steps.

    Luke
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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    I just bought the Access 2000 Bible (by Cary N. Prague)...can anyone say if that was a good choice or not? I've heard it mentioned many times here, so I figured I'd check it out.
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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    Almost any comprehensive Access book will help you, and a good choice for one person isn't necessarily the best for someone else. Cary has been in the business a long time and his books have been well reviewed. I think I used to have a copy of that (along with copies of a BUNCH of other Access reference books) and it certainly isn't a bad choice. If you stick with Access, you will eventually acquire a library of these books just for the slightly different approaches they take to an aspect or two of working with Access. Alison Balter's books are also very good, and I'd recommend hers to anyone just getting started.
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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    If you want to take it on a stage further Stan Leszynski's Access 97 Expert solutions is very good indeed. It takes you through the whole lifecycle of an application. In fact, it took me about 3 years just to work out how good it is.

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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    Stan's book is still in my library, and has been very useful many times. [nod] And I've used his naming convention since the days when he and Reddick published a joint convention.
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    Re: Access 2000 Books?

    I still have that book, wow. I found it during an office clearout, stuffed in the back of a cupboard. The previous owner obviously didn't realise how good it was. It still has some fantastic examples in it.

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Still pick it up ever so often, fantastic reference book
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