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I was in need of someone who could do some specialized programming a few years ago and was fortunate to find Crystal. She was able to do some extraordinary work that I was not able to figure out. Since then, I have worked with Crystal on some very customized databases for MSAccess. I am just amazed at the programming she can do. The database applications that have been created while working with her are so much more than I expected. They're just beautiful in design and accomplish what was needed and more. Excellent person to work with. Thank you Crystal for all your help and support.
     — Kelly

That's great that you are there. Thank you ever so much for making the time for me again. Am soooo glad for your tip about showing the relationship diagram ... it worked a treat! My mind is boggling and reminds me of your wise words that there is nothing so complicated as managing Contacts data!!!:-) It's been so good to take this detailed, logical look at the back end of things and I can hand it over knowing that I've done my best to get it right as I know how to!!

I have finally come to the point of saying it's done! SO, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AGAIN. I simply would never have felt this way, nor got to this point without all your support and teaching. That code you recommended worked like a total dream!!!! I was so chuffed that I was able to read it as well as make a minor edit. I knew exactly where to put it on the Report. It took me less than 10 mins from start to finish. A few weeks ago that would have taken me literally HOURS!!!!

I had feedback from a couple of people directly, "very impressive and just fantastic!" and "brilliant and amazing" and "It's got everything!". Towards the end of the session they were asking about adding a new project that would require different data and they could easily understand that there were two options for how we could deal with it in the Db and they said, yes, we can see that option 2 would be easier for you to develop!!! Just brilliant to have been able to get that concept across to them in such a short space of time!

I could write an essay here on the whole experience. Oh and we had bugs occur... and I handled it!:-)... I think that when I just went straight into code and fixed one bug in front of their eyes, that added a bit of kudos! I even got to say "I am really glad that happened while I was here!".... which made me smile! y'see how much you taught me? ...I wouldn't' have known to say that before we knew each other!! I am just buzzing Crystal, and I have to say again.... A massive THANK YOU !

It is great to know that you are there if I get into serious trouble. Thanks for all your supportive words. You are right in all that you said, I just have to take it methodically and I will get it done!:-) It's a comfort to know you are routing for me!!:-) Thanks again for everything.... You made a massive difference to this project for me.

I am so tired and my house, son and boyfriend have been neglected this week! But it was all so worth it. Thanks ever so much, so much I've learnt! I'd better stop now but hope you get the idea.... I'm very happy!!!:-)

Thanks for being the good friend that you have become, you will always be in our hearts and minds forever. Sending you a big hug of support and friendship across the miles. All the best,
     — Jill

You've done a great job teaching me! I'm feeling pretty self sufficient already, but I have no doubt that I still will need more of your valuable time. You are a great teacher! and this method of learning on a project works better for me than taking a formal class.
     — Roger


Thanks for the website

I stumbled upon your site and was so blown away I had to tell you how good you are. I've tried 'em all! Idiots, Dummies, SAMS, Que, Missing Links, Bibles and more ... Thank you for your philanthropy, along with your brevity and human approach to what is a daunting subject for most of us.
     — Scott

It's refreshing when one finds something for free and there are no strings attached. I am newly born into the world of Access. Your book of 100 pages will be read and used by me. Books that are up to 1500 pages will choke a newbie to death. Your book will nurture. Many thanks for your freely giving spirit. I may not be able to do anything for you but I will certainly pass on what I can in the same spirit.
     — Ed

I have been reading Access books about 14 years. Yours is quite simply, the most informative thing that I have ever read on Access. Thank you so much for creating it and making it available. What your guide really is, rather than a complete start to finish tutorial, is expert teaching on the 100 - 200 things that people learning Access & Access programming have a hard time learning, understanding, or developing a perspective on.
     — Fred


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