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4. Click the arrow on the View button to close the menu, and then close the form
without saving it.
The final form tool you’ll show Sarah is the Split Form tool.
Creating a Form Using the Split Form Tool
The Split Form tool creates a customizable form that displays the data in a form in both
Form view and Datasheet view at the same time. The two views are synchronized with
each other at all times. Selecting a field in one view selects the same field in the other
view. You can add, change, or delete data from either view. Typically, you’d use
Datasheet view to locate a record, and then use Form view to update the record. You’ll
use the Split Form tool to create a form based on the tblContract table.
To create the form using the Split Form tool:
1. Make sure that the tblContract table is selected in the Navigation Pane, and then
click the Create tab on the Ribbon.
2. In the Forms group, click the Split Form button, and then close the Navigation
Pane. The Split Form tool creates a split form that opens in Layout view and dis-
plays a form with the contents of the first record in the tblContract table on the top
and a datasheet of the first several records in the tblContract table on the bottom.
See Figure 6-11.
Form created by the Split Form tool
Figure 6-11
f orm version
of the form
datasheet
version of
the form
Layout view
In Layout view, you can make layout and design changes to the form and layout
changes to the datasheet. Sarah thinks the split form will be a useful addition to the
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