Companies always expect a certain level of professionalism and the very basics include such elements as correct spelling and grammar, which is achievable with computer software programmes.

Some workers can be forgiven for not getting to grips with all the applications that are on the market. Today's workplace is stuffed full of technical devices that appear to need lots of IT products to keep them running efficiently. The odd slip-up here and there, such as difficulties with uploading information to shared networks are often overlooked when they happen occasionally or within the first few weeks of joining a new firm.

There is usually a settling in period where IT is concerned but the same grace may not be extended to common mistakes that employers may consider to be unprofessional. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic were once the cornerstone of schools and to this day education centres still strive to turn out their pupils with high degrees of literacy. If you have proven yourself to be a literal worker and English is your first language, it is very likely that your employer will expect your reputation to precede you when it comes to creating documents such as Microsoft Access tables, forms and reports.

This product is normally associated with databases and banks of figures that have been pulled from the various departments in your firm. Databases are usually stacked with large amounts of data that can reflect whatever area you wish to highlight, from sales figures to customer numbers and much more. However, the beauty of Microsoft Access is that it gives you the tools to transform these dusty numbers into bright reports that compare and contrast the information.

As you may already know if you have seen Access reports in the past, these can contain graphs and images, which really help to make sense of data. For instance, you may like to compare the number of sales from particular areas throughout the UK with customer numbers, to see which regions are more profitable. You are sure to find that the creation of these kinds of reports and the tables that precede them will need you to apply your spelling and grammar skills.

If not, you may enter a customer name or region wrongly and this could appear throughout all the documents you create in relation to the client concerned. As with other types of software products, there are tools that you are free to use with Access to weed out these kinds of mistakes and get all the information looking very professional. Within the programme is a spelling checker that will target and highlight your mistakes so they are caught early.

As with other similar tools, the application searches through a dictionary to find the word you may have meant to use. If your organisation is like the majority in today's market, it is likely to have abbreviations and acronyms that are specific to the firm. These may not mean much to those who do not work for the company and the same is likely to be said for the dictionary used by the spelling checker.

If you wish, you're able to utilise the custom dictionary and add all the necessary abbreviations, ensuring that when it comes to in-house presentations no mistakes are evident. International firms will also be pleased to know that Access also offers you the chance to check spellings of words from several different languages, so your non-English speaking clients also enjoy a professional presentation.