Access 2013 Power Tips

with Adam Wilbert
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Access 2013 Power Tips
Video duration: 0s 2h 50m Intermediate


Your tables are built, your relationships are defined, your queries and reports are ready to run. But is your Access database really ready for users? With these power tips, you can create a better user experience for your database and transform it into a fast, efficient, and even fun place to work. Adam Wilbert will show you how to remove typical Access interface elements (like the Welcome screen) for a better start-up experience, and borrow some tricks from web design to make your database more attractive and interactive. Plus, learn how to clean up a cluttered navigation pane, filter long lists with cascading combo boxes, and build in contextual help and keyboard shortcuts that your power users will thank you for. Adam also shows how to package the database for users who don't have Microsoft Access installed.

Topics include:
  • Creating a kiosk experience
  • Hiding the ribbon
  • Creating cascading combo boxes
  • Working with hidden objects
  • Creating a separate back end
  • Building a dynamic reporting tool
  • Writing custom functions in Visual Basic
  • Distributing your application
Business IT


- [Voiceover] Hello, and welcome to Access 2013 Power Tips. In this project based course, we are going to explore several ways you can enhance your databases operation and prepare it for the end user. We'll explore techniques to create a great startup experience, including removing the access interface elements that you and your end users won't need to see on a daily basis. And we'll borrow some tricks from web design to help make the database more attractive and fun to interact with. I'll introduce you to the hidden system objects that work behind the scenes in any access database, and share a technique that you can use to leverage the information that they contain.

We'll also see how to clean up the cluttered navigation pain, by embedding objects inside of other objects, or simply hiding them from view. We'll take a look at helping the end user easily navigate our database by incorporating cascading combo boxes that filter long lists of options. We'll add contact sensitive help and instruction, and give Power uses something that they can never have enough of, keyboard shortcuts. So let's get started with Access 2013 Power Tips.

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