Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the scanned template, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- We've been hearing of the so-called…paperless office for quite some time now,…but that promise has yet to become a reality.…There is just no getting away from…having to fill in paper documents sometimes.…Luckily, with a little help and planning from Access,…we can streamline some of the process…when it comes time to fill in preprinted paper documents…from forms and information from our database.…For this exercise, we'll look at populating information…about our employees into a preformatted…government employee form, such as this form I-9.…The first thing that we need is an image…of our preprinted document.…
You can get that image in a number of ways.…You can scan it in using a scanner,…or export it from a PDF file.…However you do it, for the best printed quality,…you should capture your image at 300 pixels per inch.…And it's very important that it is at full size,…not scaled smaller or larger.…Next, we need to prep this image a bit…to overcome what I consider to be a bit of a quirk…with Access Reports.…In Access, you can't set the page margins to zero.…
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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