It has been a treat to be involved in the evolution of this new book series and it is also a pleasure to revise the How to Do Everything for Microsoft Office Access 2003. My thanks go to the great staff at McGraw-Hill/Osborne for all the help they provided. I note especially Megg Morin, my acquisitions editor, who, with skill and patience, guided me in the structure and tenor of this book. She is a pleasure to work with, as is all her staff. Tana Allen and Athena Honore, my acquisitions coordinators, skillfully juggled their many responsibilities, all the while being responsive and helpful.
I also owe many thanks to Jody McKenzie, the book's project editor, for all her help in moving the many chapters through the complex editing and production maze. Her editorial staff, including technical editor Margaret Levine Young and copy editor Andy Saff were very conscientious in pointing out glitches in the logic and lapses in the style. My sincere thanks also go to Stefany Otis for proofing, to Valerie Perry for indexing, and to Jim Kussow and Dick Schwartz for shipping this How To book. The illustrators, Melinda Lytle, Kathleen Edwards,
and Lyssa Wald also did a great job with the art.
I must mention how much I appreciate the unrelenting efforts my agent, Matt Wagner of Waterside Productions, has put in to keep me from wasting my time by lolling around on the beach for the last 13 years.
Finally, I have my husband, Jack, to thank for providing quiet and peaceful surroundings, amenable to writing. I also thank him for letting me take over his computer for the duration while mine was occupied by the Office 2003 beta.