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Create Simple Reports in Microsoft Access 2010

Key Points

  • When designing a report, consider the point you are trying to make, the intended audience, and the level of detail needed.

  • You can create a report that displays only some of the fields in a table by using the Report wizard. The report can be sorted and grouped to summarize the data in a table in a meaningful way.

  • You can refine a report in Layout view by manipulating its controls and setting its properties. You can also format the controls to structure and highlight data.

  • In Print Preview, you can see how the report will look when printed and make adjustments before you print.