Media praise for Access 2003 for Starters: The Missing Manual

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"If you want to understand how database managers work, or you want to make an assessment of your needs for something like Access, this book is well worth reading. The cost is a small price to pay for knowledge that may save you money and anxiety...Good value and highly recommended to libraries."
-- Major Keary, Book News

"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"This book is really fantastic. I own plenty of tech books; some good, and some not so good. I rated this book high for the two things it does really well: 1. It shows you a nice view of what you *can* do in terms of options at each stage of building/working with a database, and explains them. 2. It applies the information with easy to follow, yet not stupidly simple projects. Great book. The title explains it all."
-- Charles J. Bell, Amazon.com

"The Pogue Press line does it again!! When I looked down at the retail price for this book I couldn't believe my eyes. If you are new to Microsoft Access and want to ramp up quickly on how to use this exciting application, you would be hard-pressed to find a better bargain to get up to speed in no time."
-- Daniel McKinnon, Amazon.com

"Access 2003 for Starters (The Missing Manual), published by O'Reilly, certainly takes the place of a complete manual for Microsoft Access 2003 for the beginner. The book covers all the basics and takes you through setting up a database with tutorials that are written in a complete and "fun" way."
-- Nancy Dennis, Sarasota Personal Computer Users Group, Inc.

"For PC users who need a quick way to get up to speed on Microsoft Access, this compact Missing Manual demystifies database design and offers mastery of the program's most common, useful and productivity-enhancing features. Like all Missing Manuals, it guides the reader through tough topics in language that's intelligent, lively, and 100% free from geek-speak. It's more than an introduction, but far less daunting than a heavy tech book."
-- Woodslane

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"The books generally are nicely written, easy to read, flow logically, and have a wealth of information to get you up to speed quickly – or at least as fast as you can read. I am a strong proponent of these types of manuals since I find that the time spent in reading them to be more productive than learning to use a software program by trial-and-error or going through the built-in Help files or other online aids."
-- Ted Littman, Orange Bytes, North Orange County Computer Club

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated



"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post