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FIGURE 26.7
When you add a field to a page, the Forms Designer automatically adds the appropriate control(s).
Working with Controls
Controls are the foundation of form design. The Forms Designer provides you with a toolbox of 14
controls you can place on a form. Each control has a set of properties that determine its appearance
and, in some cases, its behavior. A control that holds information is linked , or bound, to the
corresponding form field. The techniques described in this chapter can be used to add new controls to a
page or to modify or delete controls that are part of the template.
Adding Controls Manually
The usual way to add most controls to a page is by adding fields, as was described in the previous
section. When you add a field, the Forms Designer automatically adds a control of the appropriate
type to the page, saving you time and effort.
There are times, however, when you will want to add controls manually. For example, some forms
use controls not linked to a field so you will have to use the manual method. You can also add a
control manually and then later link it to a field.
You use the Toolbox to manually add controls to a page. The Toolbox, shown in Figure 26.8, is
displayed or hidden by clicking the Control Toolbox button in the Tools section of the ribbon.
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