Chapter 3- Create Forms
Access has several tools for creating forms.
The Form Wizard is used to select multiple tables and specific field for your form.
The first screen of the Form Wizard is used to select the fields that you want your form to display.
You can use the Form Wizard to pick different layouts for your form.
A layout determines how data and labels are arranged in a form or report.
The Columnar layout places labels in the first column and data in the second column.
The title that you type in the last screen of the Form Wizard becomes the name of the form in the Navigation Pane
and the theme last used in the database is applied.
Layout view is used to format a form or report while viewing a sample of the data.
In Layout view, you can select individual labels and text boxes.
A label is an object on a form or report that describes other objects on the report or form.
A text box is an object on a form or report that displays the data from a field in a table or query.
Recall that forms are designed to input data into tables.
You do not need to use the mouse as you key data into forms, and the changes are stored automatically in the
Recall that you can move to the next text box in a form by pressing enter or tab.
In this way, you can continue typing values without having to use the mouse.
Keeping your hands over the keyboard speeds data entry and increases accuracy.
As you enter data in a form, it is stored automatically in the table that the form is based on.
The Blank Form tool is used when you want to build a form by adding fields one at a time or arrange them in a
When you add a field to the form, the other tables move to the lower sections of the Field List pane.
The ScreenTip should display Paper used by Database----the theme applied to the previous form.
Form and report layouts use control grids---cells arranged in rows and colu