Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You can point to each option in the gallery to see its ScreenTip; or choose the Auto-
Format Wizard option to open a dialog box and view a sample form with each
3. Click AutoFormat Wizard at the bottom of the gallery. The AutoFormat dialog box
opens. Each form AutoFormat is listed on the left, and a sample of the selected
AutoFormat appears on the right.
4. Scroll the list and click several form AutoFormats to view their samples.
Oren decides that he prefers the Foundry AutoFormat, because its field names and
field values are easier to read. Also, the earth tone colors provided by the AutoFor-
mat are more reflective of the landscaping business.
5. Click Foundry in the Form AutoFormats list box, and then click the OK button. The
AutoFormat dialog box closes, and the Form window in Layout view shows the new
You can also click an Auto-
Format in the gallery to
apply it directly to the
form, without opening the
AutoFormat dialog box.
Oren is pleased with the form’s new style. Next, he asks you to add a picture to the
form for visual interest. The picture, which is included on various stationery items for Bel-
mont Landscapes—business cards, flyers, and so on—is a small graphic of a piece of
landscaping equipment. You’ll add this picture to the form.
Adding a Picture to a Form
A picture is one of many controls you can add and modify on a form. A control is an item
on a form, report, or other database object that you can manipulate to modify the object’s
appearance. The controls you can add and modify in Layout view for a form are available
in the Controls group on the Form Layout Tools Format tab. The picture you need to add is
contained in a file named Landscape.bmp, which is located in the Level.01\Tutorial folder
provided with your Data Files.
To add the picture to the form:
1. Make sure the form is still displayed in Layout view.
2. In the Controls group on the Form Layout Tools Format tab, click the Logo button.
The Insert Picture dialog box opens.
3. Navigate to the Level.01\Tutorial folder provided with your Data Files, click the
Landscape filename, and then click the OK button. The picture appears as a
selected object on top of the form’s title.
4. Use the pointer to move the picture to the right of the Customer Data form title,
and then click in a blank area on the main form (to the right of the field values) to
deselect the picture. See Figure 4-6.