Access 2013: The Missing Manual
The book that should have been in the box
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2013
Pages: 866

Unlock the secrets of Access 2013 and discover how to use your data in creative ways. With this book’s easy step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn how to build and maintain a full-featured database and even turn it into a web app. You also get tips and practices from the pros for good database design—ideal whether you’re using Access for business, school, or at home.

The important stuff you need to know

  • Build a database with ease. Organize and update lists, documents, catalogs, and other types of information.
  • Create your own web app. Let your whole team work on a database in the cloud.
  • Share your database on a network. Link your Access database to SQL Server or SharePoint.
  • Customize the interface. Make data entry a breeze by building your own templates
  • Find what you need fast. Search, sort, and summarize huge amounts of data in minutes.
  • Put your info to use. Turn raw info into well-formatted printed reports.
  • Dive into Access programming. Automate complex tasks and solve common challenges.
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4.0

Great resource well worth the money

By Joe the Farmer

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  • Not comprehensive enough

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Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

Not entirely dumbed down, but so technical that I couldn't follow. Providing the example data helps.

 
5.0

It's a helpful book

By Grandpa Bill

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    Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

    I'm trying to learn Access beyond the basic table lists. So far, this book has been very useful.

     
    5.0

    very good manual

    By Stanleybat

    from Clanton AL

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      Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

      Good Manual and easy to understand and follow. Has more than met my needs! Recommend it to everyone. The additional "CD" Files very helpful in exercises and application of materials from book.

       
      4.0

      Provided good refresher on VBA coding

      By JD

      from Texas

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        Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

        Haven't used Access and coded VBA since 2007, so this was a good review and refresher on how Access works today. Used in tandem with google search, I was able to figure everything out that I needed.

         
        4.0

        The book to read if you want to learn

        By Yoda

        from Ireland

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          Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

          One of the best manuals I have read. Started with access 95 years ago and read many books. The contents of the book well written and easy to understand.

           
          5.0

          Must Have Resource for Access 2013 Users

          By Deacon John

          from Buffalo, NY

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            Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

            This an an excellent manual. I've used Access before, but not for a long while; for the most part, starting from scratch. I know the basics, but needed help with database design and structure, along with becoming comfortable customizing and modifying forms, quieries and reports. This book gave me everything I was looking for and so much more! It is easy to read and follow - just keep the book open in one window and Access on another and keep flipping back and forth as you learn new tools and ideas. A must have for any normal (non-geek) DB developer. Thanks Very Much!!!

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            2.0

            It has become a great reference ONLY!

            By Tode

            from Palm Springs CA

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            Comments about oreilly Access 2013: The Missing Manual:

            The book is hard to study from due to its size. It is great for refreshing things. I ended up downloading the digital copy to use from my computer screen for learning Access.

             
            5.0

            This book more than meets my needs!

            By Puck

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              I use the book to help me understand my computer better.

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