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Panorama database, and she wants you to show her the types of design modifications
that are possible with a split form.
Modifying a Split Form in Layout View
You use the Format tab on the Ribbon, as shown in Figure 6-12, to modify the format
and appearance of a split form and all other form types.
Figure 6-12
Layout view options on the Format tab
special
controls for
the form
font options
for the form
and datasheet
Format property
options for
Currency, Date,
and Number fields
gridline options
for the form
and datasheet
AutoFormat
options for
the form
For a split form, some options on the Format tab apply to the form or the datasheet,
other options apply to only the form, and the Add Existing Fields in the Controls group
applies to both the form and the datasheet at the same time, as described in Figure 6-13.
Figure 6-13
Layout view options on the Format tab for a form and datasheet
Group
Form Is Active
Datasheet Is Active
Font
Selected option applied to the selected labels
and text boxes.
Selected option applied to every
field value in the datasheet.
Formatting
Selected option applied to the selected text
box, which must be a Currency, Date, or
Number field.
Selected option applied to every
field value in the active column,
which must be a Currency, Date, or
Number field.
Gridlines
Selected option applied to every label and
text box in the form.
Only the options in the Gridlines list
apply to the entire datasheet.
Controls
All options applied only to the form, except
for the Add Existing Fields button, which
applies to both the form and the datasheet.
Options do not apply in a datasheet,
except for the Add Existing Fields
button, which applies to both the
form and the datasheet.
AutoFormat
Selected choice applied only to the form.
Not available.
Before selecting an option from the Format tab, you need to decide whether you want
to modify the form or the datasheet, and then click in that object to select the object.
Clicking anywhere in a datasheet selects the datasheet and also selects the column and
the record you clicked. Clicking anywhere in a form selects the form. For controls in a
form, you click a control to select it. To select several controls in a form, press and hold
down the Shift key while clicking each control; a thicker, colored border appears around
the selected controls. An option you choose from a group on the Format tab applies to
all selected controls.
 
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