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Chapter 10. Presenting Data with Reports > Chapter Summary - Pg. 377

Presenting Data with Reports 377 Quick Check Q. Which event can you use to control how the data is displayed in a report section before the report is printed? A. The Format event. Chapter Summary In Chapter 2, when we described how to plan a database, we emphasized the need to question users about the information they wanted the database to produce. You'll often gather and present that information in reports, which means that thoroughly planning reports from the start will save effort later on. When you create a report, start with the Report Wizard. After the wizard generates the report's framework, you can modify the report in Design view­formatting controls for a consistent appearance, adding charts and subreports to put the report's data in context, and defining and applying filters so that the report presents the exact data you or another user needs. Using report properties and Visual Basic procedures, you can manage the data in a report and incorporate reports into the flow of a database application. In the next chapter, you'll learn about PivotTables and Piv- otCharts, tools you can use to quickly view data from different perspectives. For more information: · See the online training course "Reports I: Show Off Your Data," available through Microsoft Office Online. Also see the articles under Reports in the topic "Creating and Working with Databases and Objects," avail- able in the Microsoft Office Access 2003 Assistance site on Microsoft Office Online.