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Create a basic report

The steps for creating a basic report

The Report tool is the easiest way to create a report. Like the Form tool that you saw in the previous course, the Report tool automatically creates a report that is bound, or connected, to a single data source, either a table or query.

  1. In the Navigation Pane, select the table or query that you want to use as the data source for the report.

  2. Click the Create tab, and in the Reports group, click Report. Access creates a report that includes all the fields in your data source. The report automatically uses the tabular layout, and if your data source contains enough fields, Access creates the report in landscape format.

  3. The report opens in Layout view, which gives you a chance to change it. For example, you can resize a field by clicking and dragging a single control, or you can switch to a stacked layout, something you'll get a chance to try during the practice.

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