Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 1: Creating and Spiffing Up Reports
Chapter 1: Creating and
Spiffing Up Reports
In This Chapter
✓ Getting a handle on how reports are like forms
✓ Creating reports by running wizards
✓ Editing reports in Design view
✓ Adding page headers and footers
✓ Creating groupings and subtotals
✓ Printing information from related tables
✓ Viewing reports onscreen
Reports are the best ways to put information from your database on
paper and in PDF files and other formats. In a report, you can choose
how to display your data, including which information to include (tables
and fields); where to print each field on the page; which text fonts, font
sizes, and spacing to use; and how to print lines, boxes, and pictures.
Reports can include information from different tables. You can display
the customer information, followed by all the items that the customer has
bought from all orders, for example. The Report Wizard simplifies creating
reports that list, summarize, and total your data. You can also use
calculations in reports to create totals, subtotals, and other results. You can create
invoices, packing slips, student rosters, and all kinds of other reports.
Thanks to the trusty Label Wizard, reports are also the best ways to create
mailing labels from addresses in your database.
This chapter explains how to create and modify reports so that they’re
ready to print. Chapter 2 of this minibook talks about previewing and
printing reports, and Chapter 3 of this minibook describes graphical reports:
graphs and charts.