Category: Microsoft Access

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Find Yourself Hating Microsoft Office?

The Haters are not the only ones hating Microsoft Office  Why is there so much hatred for Microsoft Office? Apparently, it’s the ribbons. Those bloated features laid out under countless tabs you find in Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Access. But there are people on the Internet that are better at expressing this deep seated hostility […]

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Highlighting searches in Excel

Excel’s Conditional Formatting is the new BFF I’m staring at a long spreadsheet with a whole lots and lots of numbers in a column and my fingers are getting cramped. The up and down keys are getting a workout. All I want to see are numbers less than zero. Using Excel’s “find” feature I’m constantly […]

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What you see is not what gets printed

What is seen on screen doesn’t always match the printed version I know that no software program is perfect, but there are times in Microsoft Access that there’s a lingering feeling that there has been hidden roadblocks purposely put in the program to make you want to continually hit your head against the wall. One such […]

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Mini story on Excel vs Access

Excel is popular but ignoring Access may not be so smart The more I know about Access, the less I understand why Excel is so popular. Let’s say you want to add more accessories to your wardrobe, so you’re choosing between two closet organizers: Excel The Expensive and Access The Easy. Now all of your […]