Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
7. Click the Columnar option button (if necessary), and then click the Next button.
Access displays the third Form Wizard dialog box, in which you choose a style for
the form. A sample of the selected style appears in the box on the left. If you
choose a style, which is called an AutoFormat , and decide you’d prefer a different
one after the form is created, you can change it.
8. Scroll through the list of styles and click a few of them to review the corresponding
sample. Oren likes the Office style and asks you to use it for the form.
9. Click Office in the list of styles, and then click the Next button. Access displays
the final Form Wizard dialog box and shows the Customer table’s name as the
default form name. “Customer” is also the default title that will appear on the tab
for the form.
You’ll use “Customer Data” as the form name and, because you don’t need to
change the form’s design at this point, you’ll display the form.
10. Click the insertion point to the right of Customer in the text box, press the
spacebar , type Data , and then click the Finish button.
11. Close the Navigation Pane to display more of the form window. The completed
form is opened in Form view. See Figure 4-3.
Customer Data form in Form view
form title appears at the top of the form
and on the tab for the form object
field values for the first
Customer table record
appear in the form
names of the fields in
the Customer table
You use Form view to view, enter, and maintain data in the table on which the form
is based. Notice that the title you specified for the form appears on the tab for the
form object and as a title on the form itself. The Columnar layout you selected
places the names of the fields in the Customer table in a column on the left of the
form, and the corresponding field values in boxes on the right. The form currently
displays the field values for the first record in the Customer table.