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Chapter 5. Entering, Editing, and Valida... > In the Real World—Heads-Down Data En...

In the Real World—Heads-Down Data Entry

This chapter's tables that list shortcut key combinations to expedite data entry make dull reading, at best. Special Edition Using Access 2000 serves as both a tutorial and a reference, and references must be comprehensive. Thus detailed lists of Access 2000 features and their functions, no matter how tedious the list or the features and functions, are unavoidable.

You probably won't appreciate the benefits of Access's data entry shortcut keys until you must type a large amount of table data in a Datasheet view. Clearly, it's preferable to import existing data, taking advantage of Access's flexible data import features described in Chapter 7, "Linking, Importing, and Exporting Tables." Almost everyone, however, faces the inevitable chore of typing table data, such as testing entries for a new database.


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