Media praise for Access 2007: The Missing Manual

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"The Missing Manual series is simply the most intelligent and usable series of guidebooks..."
-- Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired

"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

"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 found this manual to be head and shoulders above all of the cheap "shovelware" books on such subjects that often have all the information you need, but are disorganized. I haven't seen any of the new versions of the "Que" books that always come out on Access, but I haven't been that satisfied with them in the past. I recommend this book for anybody planning on using Access 2007. "
-- Amazon reviewer, Amazon

"The ideal audience for this book seems to be those in small to mid-range businesses who will use Access for database services (the enterprise is more likely to use SQL). In that event, MacDonald has written an excellent manual for these people and organizations. He takes the reader from the creation of simple forms through automating tasks with macros and Visual Basic. He also covers connecting Access to SQL and SharePoint."
-- James Pyles, MCSE World

"...since the Office 2007 applications will not come with a handy user guide, which is the norm these days, and because of the major overhaul of the applications, users may find themselves reaching out to third-party guides to Office 2007. To the rescue comes these superb O'Reilly Missing Manual guides to Office 2007, that may be used even more than usual because of the drastic changes in Office 2007. These latest titles in this marvelous series of "Missing Manual" guides will surely get the attention of potential buyers who have taken the plunge into the new Office 2007 and find themselves a bit bewildered by its completely new look and organization."
-- Dale Farris, Reviews Coordinator, Golden Triangle PC Club

"Mixing a great combination of humor and good, common sense, they ease you into using these programs and placate the fear we all experience when faced with a new interface or operating system we don't understand. "
-- Mike Berman, Scripps Howard News Service, SacBee.com

"With so many various guidebooks on the market promising to help you find your way around Access 2007, coupled with the fact that the last thing you have is time to be wasting, Matthew MacDonald makes the decision easy with this surprisingly logical yet entertaining book. Similar to the other Missing Manual books in the way that they are aimed towards a variety of audiences, rest assured that both the student and professional will be able to gain further insight into Access. As Microsoft Office 2007 programs are designed to run on both Microsoft Windows (XP Service Pack 2 or later) and Windows Vista, these new resources are there to answer your every question."
-- Alain B. Renaud, TCM Reviews

"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

"Four new "Missing Manual" books honed for 2007 are picks any program owner should have...These books should not only have been "in the box" with the software--they shouldn't be omitted from any library strong in computer references."
-- James A. Cox, The Computer Shelf

"At the onset I must tell one and all that Access 2007: The Missing Manual, is the latest and greatest incarnation of Microsoft’s bestselling database software. It has a new and improved database engine which allowed the creators of the application to add new features and fine tune the performance. It is simply more intuitive, albeit more complex...As with all other Microsoft Office products, Access 2007: The Missing Manual should have been in the box with the application. Help is always on the ribbon. However, you can find your answers to questions easier if you use the Mr. MacDonald’s book Access 2007: The Missing Manual."
-- Esther Schare, Director, Broward Personal Computer Association, Inc.

"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

"My advice: Don't even open Access 2007 unless you have a copy of Access 2007, The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald."
-- Pat Krieger, Bits of Bytes, P*PCompAS

"At first, Access seems pretty daunting but I found that by the time I got through the book, I was pretty confident taking what I learned and adapting it to my own needs. "
-- Dr. Tami Brady, TCM Reviews

"As is usual for the Missing Manual series, this is an excellent reference source, as well as an outstanding learning aid. I highly recommend it!"
-- George Harding, Monthly Computer Chronicle, June 2010



"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