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Chapter 10. Designing Forms for Business... > Using Forms in a Business Context

Using Forms in a Business Context

If you use Access in a business environment, forms are a necessity for one simple reason: They're better than datasheets for entering, editing, and even analyzing data. A form is faster, easier, more flexible, less error-prone, less tiring, and less intimidating than a datasheet. Moreover, Access users generally expect to use a form to work with data.

So you know you need to add “Form Designer” to the list of hats you wear at work. But before you dive in, you need to take a step or two back and survey the scene. You need, in short, to ask yourself three simple questions to help get your bearings: Why collect the data in the first place? What exactly is the data you're collecting? And who are the people collecting it?


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