The easiest and fastest way to learn the basics of any of the main office programs is with multimedia tutorials. Ranging 5-10 times faster than text. More can be learned in this way in a shorter time.
In regards to VBA, if you only want to work with macros and scripts within an application, a minimal knowlege is all that is necessary. If you are wanting to use VBA across applications, you will need a little more depth of knowlege (at least in my case) is needed. May I suggest Microsoft's 'inside out' series of books. It looks intimidating but you only need the section you are studying.
There is something special about getting tutorials and learning information from the actual program manufacturer. They are the authority and free.
Okay, my suggestion is to first go to Microsofts website and view the tutorials available for your application: MS Office tutorials
Then, if you find your thirst for knowledge unquenched:
- Third party online tutorials are often quite good. But often the depth knowledge like VBA will turn into a 'tips and tricks' rather than the foundation needed.
- Get some of the multimedia learning, all it takes is a few 20 minute segments. Titles like Mastering Access 2003 by Magic Media, includes VBA.
Learning some of these applications can be very daunting. It is estimated that your typical user will use only around 10% of the programs capabilities. And they keep adding capabilities! Anyway start easy and work your way up to the complexity you want.
For the other users that have similiar problems, the real answer is to learn the above. But to convert numbers to words you need to redefine the field as text, and enter numbers.
And if you are setting up a search criteria for multiple text boxes using IF condition, it depends on what you are comparing. If you are comparing to a set quantity it would look something like this: IF field/text box = "Fixya" THEN performed action. Endif. If you are comparing two or more text boxes to each other it may look something like this: IF field/textboxA = fieldtextboxB or fieldtextboxC THEN action Else action. Endif
Hope this helps!