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I'm looking for a Support Group and help Learning Access

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I'm a beginner when it comes to Access. I'm decent with Excel, as
decent as self taught can be and I've done a small amount of HTML
programing. I have had some personal tutoring in Access, which
combined with reading I have been self teaching myself, but I'm
looking for lesson based tutorials. I've found numerous websites
which offer these, but I have no idea which are truly good.
I am learning Access because I hope to create some applications to use
in my business and personal life, ultimately I hope to use it for
another revenue stream.
I have limited time to work on this so it must be something I can
start and stop when it suits me. All suggetions and recomendations
will be appreciated and looked into.
Also I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I would like to know if
there is a local Access or VBA User Group in our area.
Thanks,
Pete
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Look at http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare to find user groups for Microsoft
products. The Association of PC User Groups, http://www.apcug.org has their
member user groups listed, too.

I think you can have some confidence in the online self-study offered (free)
by Microsoft at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx, the "Office
Online" site you reach through Office 2003 Help -- on the left side of the
page you'll find a menu of links, one of which is "training". There's other
good information, for which you can search, at http://support.microsoft.com
(home of the Microsoft Knowledge Base) and http://msdn.microsoft.com (the
Microsoft Developer Network Online).

You'll find links to a lot of helpful sites at the FAQ site
http://www.mvps.org/access and in the Resources section of
http://ntaccess.tripod.com. I'm not sure if any of those are the kind of
_training courses_ you want, though.

I'd suggest you stop at a well-stocked local bookstore and browse the
self-study books (in my area, that would be Barnes & Noble and Borders...
some of the mall bookstores have a decent selection of Access books, as
well, but not as many as I find in the two I suggested). For one that starts
at the beginning and goes somewhat deeper than many, I've liked Roger
Jennings' "Special Edition -- Using Access <versionnumber>", published by
Que, and for Access 2003 (no major changes from Access 2002, so it'd work
for that, as well) John Viescas' "Microsoft Access 2003 -- Inside Out",
published by Microsoft Press, is very good.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Pete Woodhead" <pe***@dryingsolutionsinc.com> wrote in message
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I'm a beginner when it comes to Access. I'm decent with Excel, as
decent as self taught can be and I've done a small amount of HTML
programing. I have had some personal tutoring in Access, which
combined with reading I have been self teaching myself, but I'm
looking for lesson based tutorials. I've found numerous websites
which offer these, but I have no idea which are truly good.
I am learning Access because I hope to create some applications to use
in my business and personal life, ultimately I hope to use it for
another revenue stream.
I have limited time to work on this so it must be something I can
start and stop when it suits me. All suggetions and recomendations
will be appreciated and looked into.
Also I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I would like to know if
there is a local Access or VBA User Group in our area.
Thanks,
Pete

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Thanks Larry,
I appreciate the suggestions and for you taking the time to offer it.
I will look into the links you included, it seems like you understand
what I'm looking for. I also am a Barnes and Noble fan, haven't made it
into a Borders yet, I but I was in B&N just this weekend buying some
books on the subject at hand.

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Pete Woodhead

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