Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To add a title to the form:
1. In the Controls group on the Format tab, click the Title button. Access adds the
title to the form, displaying it in the upper-left corner of the form and using the
form name as the title.
You need to change the title. Because the title is already selected, you can type
over or edit the selected title.
2. Press the Home key to move to the start of the title, press the Delete key three
times to delete the first three characters, click before the word “And,” press the
spacebar , type the letter a , press the Delete key, press the key twice, press
the spacebar , and then press the Enter key. You’ve changed the title to Contracts
and Invoices. See Figure 6-31.
Title placed in the Form Header section
Figure 6-31
Title
button
title
added
Sarah wants the title to be prominent in the form. The title is already a larger font
size than the font used for the form’s labels and text boxes, so you’ll change the
title’s font weight to bold to increase its prominence.
3. Make sure the title control is still selected, and then in the Font group on the For-
mat tab, click the Bold button . The title is displayed in 18-point, bold text.
It is not obvious in Layout view that the title is displayed in the Form Header sec-
tion, so you’ll view the form design in Design view.
4. Switch to Design view, and then save your design changes. The title is displayed in
the Form Header section. See Figure 6-32.
Tip
Keep in mind that a form’s
total height includes the
heights of the Form
Header, Detail, and Form
Footer sections. If you set
the form’s total height to
more than the screen size,
users will need to use scroll
bars to view the content of
your form, which is less
productive for users and
isn’t good form design.
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