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macro
A set of actions saved together that you can execute at an event. For example you could attach to a form button a macro that opens a particular report when the button is clicked.
Macro Builder
A dialog in which you can pick actions to create a macro.
mailing labels
A sheet of peel-off labels on which you print names with addresses. There are many different sizes of labels available.
main form
A form which contains a subform. Also called the Parent.
main report
A report which contains a subreport or subform. Also called the Parent.
Make-Table query
A query which creates a new table from the datasheet.
margins
The white space around the outside of what is displayed or printed. The Page Setup dialog controls the top, bottom, left and right margins of a page for printing.
Max function
A function which picks out the largest value in a particular field in a query. For text values, Max picks the first value in alphabetical order.
Syntax: Max (expr)
where expr is an expression that identifies the field or is an expression that does a calculation on that field
Examples:
   Max([Price]) returns the largest number in the Price field.
   Max ([FullName]) returns the last name alphabetically in the field FullName.
memo field
A text data type that allows for long text entries, up to 65,535 characters.
metadatabase
A database about other databases or that contains records of other databases.
Microsoft Graph
A program which comes with Microsoft Office for creating and editing embedded charts. This program cannot open on its own, but only when called from inside an MS Office program.
Min function
A function which picks out the smallest value in a particular field in a query. For text values, Min picks the first value in the alphabetical order.
Syntax: Min (expr)
where expr is an expression that identifies the field or is an expression that does a calculation on that field
Examples:
   
Min[Price]) returns the smallest number in the Price field.
    Min([FullName]) returns the first name alphabetically in the field FullName.
modal
A modal form or window requires the user to make choices or perform an action or else close the window before the user can switch to another window or form.
modeless
Not modal.
move
To move objects in design view of a form or report
multiple columns
A report which arranges its records in two or columns on a page. Records may go down the column and then across to the next column, or they may go across the row and then drop down to the next row.