Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Modifying a Form
Chapter 19
Modifying an Access Database
until the field is in the new position.
Moving the field by the orange border
moves both the field and the title
simultaneously. When you are dragging the field, it
looks like only the field is moving, but
when you release the mouse button the
heading will move into place as well.
Drag this to move both the field and heading
Drag this to move only the heading
Drag this to move only the field
If you want to move just the field (sepa-
rate from the heading), click the field to
select it, then position the mouse
pointer over the box in the upper-left corner.
Drag the gray box until the field is in the
new position. Moving the field by the box
moves only the field and not the label.
If you want to move just the label (sepa-
rate from the field), click the label to
select it, then position the mouse
pointer over the box in the upper-left corner.
Drag the box until the heading is in the
new position. Moving the heading by the
gray box moves only the heading and not
the field.
Figure 19-23
Moving fields around on the form.
Resize Fields
If you need to resize a field, select the field
and drag one of the six handles surrounding
the field. Drag from a corner handle to resize
both height and width. Drag from the right
or left middle handle to change the height
only or drag from the top or bottom middle
handles to change the field width.
Nudge to Move
To move the fields or field headings with the
keyboard, select the field or heading and
press the up, down, left, or right arrow keys.
Changing the Form Theme
Access uses the themes common to most other
Office applications. Themes contain professionally
designed color combinations and font, and because
you can have practically as many forms as you
want, you can apply different themes to different
forms. Access uses a default theme named Clarity.
Figure 19-23 shows fields and their headings moved
into different positions on the form. Be sure to click
the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar.
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