Microsft® Access®

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What is Microsoft® Access® ?

With its Microsoft Office user interface and interactive design capabilities that do not require deep database knowledge, Microsoft® Access® helps you track and report information with ease. Get started quickly with prebuilt applications that you can modify or adapt to changing business needs. Collect information through forms in e-mail or import data from external applications. Create and edit detailed reports that display sorted, filtered, and grouped information in a way that helps you make sense of the data for informed decision-making. 

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Is there a cost associated with Microsoft® Access® ? 

 No.  Clemson University has a campus wide license for Microsoft Office. 

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Can I download Microsoft® Access® ?

Students and Faculty can download either Microsoft® Office® from the Clemson Download Page.

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How do I use Microsoft® Access® ?

Clemson University has a campus wide license for the SkillPort Learning Resources. Training for Microsoft® Access® 2010 is available in SkillPort. Use the keyword Access in the Search in SkillPort to find available resources.

Microsoft has several resources available on their website to help you learn how to use Microsoft® Access®.  There are additional resources available on the web as well. We have linked some resources that we believe will help you in learning Microsoft® Access® below.

  • Quick Reference Card (.PDF)
  • Guides to the Office 2010 Interface (.HTM)
  • Switching to Access 2010 (.HTM)
  • Demo: Access 2010 (.HTM)
  • Microsoft® Access® Keyboard Shortcuts (.HTM)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Microsoft® Access® Help Center to assist you in finding answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.  You can also review the Access Solution Center or the Microsoft® Access® Discussion Group for frequently asked questions.

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Do we offer Instructor-Led training for Microsoft® Access® ?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for faculty, staff and students. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Click the links below to download the class handouts.  Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one-on-one training.

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System Requirements

Review the Microsoft® Access® System Requirements.

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Additional Resources for Microsoft® Access®

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