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Where do I find "how to" information for Access data entery people

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by able company, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. able company

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    The Access information online is geared toward the database designer.
    Where is the "how To" instructions for the end user, the data entry people,
    the people who need to use Access in search modes etc.?
    There are more people using Access in this mode then there are Access
    designers, yet I cannot find any information for these users.
     
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  3. Rick B

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    Typically, the designed would provide instruction on how to use their
    application. Every form, report, and query is designed differently. If you
    design a robust user interface, the user will not even know they are using
    Access and won't need any Access knowledge.

    If you have designed a simple database with very few features, then your
    users will need to know how to build their own queries and reports, or
    modify the ones you created. Most of that type of training can be found in
    the built-in help files, or using the wizards.

    --
    Rick B



    "able company" <able company@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B3DA9184-555B-4621-B5FB-38D490F6FFEE@microsoft.com...
    > The Access information online is geared toward the database designer.
    > Where is the "how To" instructions for the end user, the data entry
    > people,
    > the people who need to use Access in search modes etc.?
    > There are more people using Access in this mode then there are Access
    > designers, yet I cannot find any information for these users.
     
  4. Joseph Meehan

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    able company wrote:
    > The Access information online is geared toward the database designer.
    > Where is the "how To" instructions for the end user, the data entry
    > people, the people who need to use Access in search modes etc.?
    > There are more people using Access in this mode then there are Access
    > designers, yet I cannot find any information for these users.


    I managed a government data entry unit and Access was one of our tools.

    I suggest that Microsoft and other providers don't offer data entry
    instructions since each application will be different. The author of the
    Access application should be the one to provide the set of instructions. (I
    provided them for my unit). The best way of searching editing etc for each
    application will be different enough that generic instructions would be of
    little use.

    In fact most data entry managers will find that the work will go easier
    if the operators do not have knowledge of the general instructions for
    Access. They tend to get into trouble with too many tools. In my shop,
    only a few data entry operators had that knowledge, only the ones who I
    really trusted to do trouble shooting.


    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
  5. Craig Hornish

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    You might be surprised on difference between pure users and those that
    design. Many users get into some type of designing because of availability
    of Access and management thinking because it is in the Office Package anyone
    can use it. I believe that any application in Access beyond simple forms
    and reports really should be developed by someone with programming
    experience. This is one of my pet peeves. But I digress
    The point though is Access as a "programming" platform needs little pure
    user support because the designer should be putting in the features that are
    needed and letting the end user know about any "search modes" that are in
    the solution.

    There are however a few way that you can search for data. If the
    designer has left the capabilities open to you.

    If you have the Toolbar that shows the ZA then there are 3 Icons Filter
    by Selection (with a Lightning bolt), Filter by Form (form ) and
    Apply/Remove Filter
    1. In a form you can go to a field and select the Filter by Selection
    and it will only show you those records that match what is in the field
    2. In a form you can use the Filter By Form to put in your own values in
    a "Blank form" and then click the Apply Filter.

    Another way is to create your own queries. But now you have started to
    become a designer and not just a "user" :), and the designer probably has
    denied this to you.

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    Craig Hornish

    Visit weekly Access conferences
    Tuesday, 11:00am-12:30pm (Eastern US)
    Thursday, 3:30pm- 5:00pm (Eastern US)

    http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?webtag=ws-msdevapps

    "Think outside the box, because anything is possible."
    "How long it will take or whether it requires divine intervention is another
    issue"

    "able company" <able company@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B3DA9184-555B-4621-B5FB-38D490F6FFEE@microsoft.com...
    > The Access information online is geared toward the database designer.
    > Where is the "how To" instructions for the end user, the data entry
    > people,
    > the people who need to use Access in search modes etc.?
    > There are more people using Access in this mode then there are Access
    > designers, yet I cannot find any information for these users.
     
  6. Larry Linson

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    "able company" wrote

    > The Access information online is geared
    > toward the database designer. Where is
    > the "how To" instructions for the end user,
    > the data entry people, the people who need
    > to use Access in search modes etc.?
    > There are more people using Access in this
    > mode then there are Access designers, yet
    > I cannot find any information for these users.


    Visit http://office.microsoft.com and follow the Training link that you'll
    find on the left-hand side of the page. Most of those (free) online training
    courses are for the end-user. I don't know of anything that specifically
    targets "data entry people."

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     

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