Part 7. Creating Reports

There will almost certainly be times when you want to create a summary of data in your Access database in a printed format, called a report. For example, you might include a report in a sales presentation, or as part of your company's annual report. Alternatively, you might create a report to generate a simple list of clients and their phone numbers. Access provides many features for creating reports, from simple reports that list data, to complex reports that can sort, perform calculations, and group data.

Access also provides several methods for creating a report: creating an AutoReport, using a wizard, and building one from scratch. This part covers how to create a report using an AutoReport and wizard, how to make changes to the report's design, and how to preview and print the report.