Access for Beginners and Intermediate Access are now live in ebook on Amazon and making their way to all the usual places. (Paperbacks should be live soon, too, but will take a day or two to link up to the ebook.)
I’m pretty sure these are books I said at one point that I’d never write because even though I use Access on a regular basis and find it essential to tracking all of my publishing results I never quite felt I knew it well enough to write a book on it.
So I finally went out a bought a book that someone else had written on Access to see how much beginner/intermediate knowledge I actually had. And it turns out that I knew about 95% of what I needed to write the books.
And, more importantly, that the way I think about how to use Access is completely different from the way the author of that other book thought about Access. It literally made my brain hurt to try to follow the way that person presented Access. Which made me realize there might be a need out there for the way I think about it.
So I wrote it.
These ones are longer than the ones on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. And I’d recommend being familiar with Excel before you start them. But hopefully they help at least one person out there to master Access, because I really do think it’s an incredibly useful tool (for those circumstances where it makes sense, which in my opinion are somewhat limited these days).
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It’s been ages since I last used it, but I definitely see the value in Access. After a week-long course, I was able to start the bare bones of a software license usage database for a college I worked at, and I realized then that I had barely scratched the surface. Unfortunately I was never able to finish, since I moved on to another city/job.
In any case, good luck with the new publications! These will be my go-to if I ever need to use Access again 🙂
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I use Excel for many of my needs; but, although I’m new to Access I’m finding value in this program. Managing to stumble through Access 2007, I did create a database that suited my needs. I have purchased Access 2109 (which will be the last of its kind) and would really love to know the how and why’s of what I’m doing. Which book would you suggest for me. Access for Beginners or your Access 2019 for Beginners. I am a visual learner so I do like screenshots along with written information. Thank you.
If you’re working in Access 2019, then I’d definitely say to go with Access 2019 for Beginners. They moved a few things around in 2019 and so that will be the best in terms of the screenshots and up to date information. (But the two books overlap probably 95% so you’d be good with either one honestly.)