Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
TabStrip and Multi-Page Controls
These controls are rarely used in Outlook forms because the multi-page structure of the form itself
provides the same functionality. They are not covered further in this topic.
n TabStrip: Used to display two or more tabs or pages.
n MultiPage: Similar to a TabStrip but easier to use.
n ScrollBar: Displays a vertical or horizontal scroll bar that the user can use to scroll with
the mouse.
n SpinButton: Displays a pair of up/down arrows that the user can click to increment or
decrement a numerical value.
n Image: Displays a digital image.
To add a control to a page manually, click the desired icon in the Toolbox and then drag on the
page to place the control. Don’t worry about the precise size or placement of the control — you can
always change them later.
Selecting, Sizing, and Moving Controls
After placing one or more controls on a page, you can select an individual control by clicking it. A
selected control displays a hatched border and small squares, called handles, on its corners and
sides. In Figure 26.9, the upper TextBox is selected and the lower one is not.
Adding OptionButtons
This is the only control that requires a special technique when adding it to a page. You must first
place a Frame control on the page and then draw the individual OptionButton controls on the
Frame. This is how a group of OptionButtons is defined, and within a group only one OptionButton
can be selected at a time. When the user selects one, any other in the group that is selected is
automatically turned off. You cannot define a group of OptionButtons by placing them on the page and
then moving them onto a Frame — you must draw them directly on the Frame.
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