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Book I: Getting Started with Access 2013
Contents at a Glance
Contents at a Glance
Chapter 1: Introducing Access 2013 ..............................9
Why Use a Database? .................................................................................... 10
Plan, Plan, Plan ............................................................................................... 10
The Six Types of Access Objects ................................................................. 11
Essential Database Concepts ....................................................................... 15
Chapter 2: Getting Started, Getting Around .......................17
Running Access .............................................................................................. 17
Opening a Database ....................................................................................... 19
Making Friends with the Access Window ................................................... 22
Introducing Mission Control: The Navigation Pane .................................. 25
Viewing Objects in Your Database .............................................................. 29
Creating, Deleting, Renaming, Copying, and Printing Objects ................. 31
Introducing Backstage View ......................................................................... 32
Using Wizards ................................................................................................ 33
Getting Help .................................................................................................... 34
Saving Time with Keyboard Shortcuts ....................................................... 34
Chapter 3: Designing Your Database the Relational Way ..........37
What Are Tables, Fields, and Keys? ............................................................ 37
What Are Relationships? .............................................................................. 40
Designing a Database .................................................................................... 46
Choosing Field Types .................................................................................... 57
Storing Single Facts ....................................................................................... 60
Creating a Database ...................................................................................... 61
 
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