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Using Data in Other Programs  

You can use the data in your database in a number of ways.

Export: Export a Report or Query as a .txt (text) or .xls (Excel) file.

ODBC Connection: ODBC connects you real-time to the raw data. This is very advanced. You might use this from Access for very customized reports combining data from multiple tables.

OpenOffice: OpenOffice.org is an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes a word processor and a spreadsheet as well as other tools. The following sections address using data in OpenOffice either from a text file or through an ODBC connection: Open Office Form Letter, Open Office Spreadsheet.

Microsoft Word: See Mail Merge in Word.

Microsoft Excel: See Excel Spreadsheet.

Letter, Labels, Envelopes: See Letter and Label Options.

 

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