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Hard Copy - Desktop Made Easy (A5V10.5)

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List price: $74.95
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Unless you specify 3-hole punch, books will be spiral bound.

Nothing beats the hard copy!

The moment this book arrives, you will know you made the right decision because you have full color for the price of black and white at the copy center.

Here's what you get:

  • Full color printed copies of the books, filled with clear, concise instructions and color screen shots plus Table of Contents and Index.
    • Your choice of Spiral Binding or loose pages, 3-Hole Punched, ready for insertion in your own 3-Ring Binder.
  • A CD containing the full contents of the book in PDF format. The PDF is searchable, printable and includes the Table of Contents and Index. Great for hitting the road.
  • The working database(s) for the exercises in the book.
  • A free copy of the Electronic Download Edition so you can get started immediately. Automatically added to your order.

There are two volumes in this edition. Both are included.
The Hard Copy of the "Bonus Pages" will automatically be added to your order at no extra charge.
Electronic Download Edition for the "Bonus Pages" is included in the master file.

Want to know more? Click the "Inside" tab(s) above to see book descriptions, table of contents and sample pages.

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There's even more in Alpha Five Made Easy, The Basics and More for Version 10.5.

Here's what's inside the Bonus Pages:

  • Chapter 14: Color and Style.
    • Take a few extra minutes and get a handle on choosing the right color.
    • Then create your own Stylesheet that will give your application a distinct look and maintain consistency.
  • Chapter 15:Email and Fax with Alpha Five:
    • Create a template and then just click a button to send your customer an email thanking them for their order.
    • All about using either your default email client or the Alpha Five built-in client.
    • You can even fax directly from Alpha Five and we tell you how to set it up.
    • Learn how to use AlphaMailer with your Alpha Five tables to create contact lists and send mass emails.
  • Chapter 15: Alpha Four to Alpha Five: The Transition.
    • This chapter is for those of you who are still using Alpha Four, the original DOS database from Alpha Software.
    • Frances Peake guides you through the process, step-by-step.

Check out the Table of Contents.

Book Specifications:

Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 107 with its own Table of Contents and Index.
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding

Alpha Five Made Easy

The Basics and More for Version 10.5


What's inside . . .

  • Everything you need to know about Databases and Tables
  • How to set up Field Rules and Data Entry
  • The principles of Sets and Mapped Tables
  • How to create outstanding Forms and Browses
  • How to wow your customers with Reports, Letters and Labels
  • What you need to know about Operations
  • Creating fancy and simple Buttons, Hyperlinks and Bubble Help
  • How to Find, Sort and Filter your data
  • Enhance your application with Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, Listboxes and Tree Controls
  • Add outstanding Graphics to your database
  • Use Action Scripting to point and click your way to Xbasic
  • Get user input with Xdialog and create Custom Menus
  • Use Alpha Five’s easy design features with SQL databases
  • Get just the right Color and maintain a consistant look with Stylesheets
  • Use Alpha Five to E-Mail and Fax and send a mass email to your contact list with AlphaMailer
  • Move from Alpha Four to Alpha Five with Frances Peake

Check out the Table of Contents and then take a look at some sample pages . . .

Lesson 4: Forms & Browses
Lesson 5:
Lesson 10:

Book Specifications:

Size: 8 1/2 X 11
No of pages: 659 (552 in the main book and 107 in the Bonus Pages)
Cover: Heavy duty laminate.
Binding: Spiral Binding