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What’s New in Microsoft Office Access 2003

What’s New in Microsoft Office Access 2003

You’ll notice some changes as soon as you start Microsoft Office Access 2003. The new Getting Started task pane links you to common start-up options, and the user interface has a new, softer look.

Most of the features that are new or improved in this version of Access won’t be apparent to you until you start using the program. To help you quickly identify features that are new or improved with this version, this book uses the icon in the margin whenever those features are discussed or shown.


The following table lists the new features that you might be interested in, as well as the chapters in which those features are discussed.

To learn how toUsing this featureSee
Track types of data, such as dates, names, and addresses, that can be used in multiple waysSmart TagsChapter 2
Transform script to data when you import or export itTransformChapter 3
Change your display themeSupport for Windows XP ThemingChapter 4
Quickly update input mask optionsProperty Update OptionsChapter 6
Identify and correct errors in forms and reportsAutomatic Error CheckingChapter 7
Quickly back up your database with the click of a buttonBack Up DatabaseChapter 8
Summarize data in tabular or graphical formatPivot Tables and Pivot ChartsChapter 10


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