Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing for the end user, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- Throughout this course, I'll often refer…to the databases end user and I wanted to take a moment…to define who I think this person is…and why they're important to keep at the front of your mind…while designing your Forms and Reports.…The end user isn't anyone specific.…They're more of a theoretical individual…that is completely new to your organization.…They may be a new hire or an intern.…Someone that knows very little about your day-to-day tasks…and maybe even less about how to use Microsoft Access.…As you develop your Database application,…occasionally put yourself into their position…and look at your workflow as if you are brand new to it.…
If you can set up your navigation and data entry…and reporting systems tailored to that end user,…the uninitiated, first day on the job employee,…then you'll be well on your way…towards creating a successful application.…
Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports together and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.
- Creating forms with the Form Wizard
- Aligning form controls
- Adding buttons, links, and attachments to forms and reports
- Building database navigation elements
- Grouping and sorting data in reports
- Building reports from queries or wizards
- Calculating fields
- Linking forms and reports
- Printing and exporting reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating an Employee Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. Linking Forms and Reports: Creating a Profit Summary
7. Printing and Exporting Reports
Printing reports5m 27s
8. Populating Business Documents
Next steps1m 4s
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