Creating A Report
A report allows you to present data in printed format. You will have control of everything included in the report. Information can be displayed to your desired specifications.
You can create a report by either using the wizard, the Design View, a blank report, or you can Access generate a report automatically.
The easiest way to get a report is for Access to do it automatically. Simply click the Report button and Access does all the work for you. You do have the ability to change the look of it after it has been generated.
Creating A Report Using the Wizard
To create a report, go to the Create tab and click on Report Wizard.
In this first window you can add fields to the report from your table. Once you have added the ones you want in your report click next.
This next window will allow you to add any additional information to your report. It is however not necessary that you add anything. Once you are done here click next.
In the next window you can choose to sort your information by heading in either ascending or descending order. This step in not necessary to do the report it only helps organize the data in the report. If you don't need to organize your data then don't worry about this step.
This next step will let you choose what kind of layout you want your report to be in. The most common one is Tabular layout and Portrait orientation and they are by default automatically selected.
In the next step you can choose the style you would like applied to your report.
After this you can choose to either preview your report, or modify the design. Once you have selected the radio button for the one of those options, click Finish.
Finally your report may look something like this: