Our first book on Access was entitled Accessible Access 2000. Given that this one is all about Access 2003, we clearly had to change the title. As soon as you change the title of a book, you get a new ISBN and technically it’s a new book. However, since the original book seemed to be popular with its readers, we didn’t want to change a formula that worked. So in truth this is essentially a second edition of that original book, updated for Access 2003.
Both of us seriously dislike technical books that are simply re-badged for newer versions of the software without being properly re-written where appropriate. With that in mind we have reread every word. We have checked every single example to make sure that they all still work and are all still relevant to Access 2003. We have retaken every screen shot in Access 2003 to make sure that they all match what you should see when using the product.
We have also added entirely new material on pivot tables/charts, Data Access Pages, object dependencies and file formats. Despite these additions, we hope we have managed to stick to the original ethos of the book, which was to concentrate on the core parts of Access, rather than drilling into too much detail.