Datasheets III: Make data easier to read by formatting columns and rows

Formatting at your fingertips

Make your data easier to read and understand by reorganizing the columns, and by formatting the rows, text, and colors in your Access 2007 datasheets.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • One practice session for hands-on experience. The practice requires Access 2007. You cannot complete the practice session in an earlier version of Access.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Organize your data by moving, hiding, and resizing the columns in a datasheet.

  • Make your data easier to read by formatting it — changing the gridline style and background color, changing the format of the text, and resizing the rows in a datasheet.

Before you begin

It's a good idea to complete these related courses, or at least make sure you're familiar with datasheets.

The Quick Reference Card at the end of this course has links to more information about datasheets.

Topics in this course

  1. Make your data easier to read

  2. Move columns

  3. Hide or show columns

  4. Resize one or more columns

  5. Change the text format

  6. Change row height

  7. Hide gridlines and change the color of alternate rows

  8. Practice

  9. Quick reference card

Applies To: Access 2007



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