Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating Forms with Wizards
11. Choose whether to open the form now (in Form view) or to make
changes in the form design (in Design view).
Why not open it first, to see how it looks? You can always edit the
design later.
12. Click Finish to create the form.
13. When you finish admiring your new form, close it by clicking the
Close button.
A form made by the Form Wizard is rarely totally usable right off the bat, but
it’s a good start. For information on changing its design, see Chapter 2 of this
minibook.
More super-speedy forms
One of a few other predefined form choices may give you just what you
want, or maybe not — but you get a usable form with no waiting. Try this:
1. In either the Tables section or the Queries section of the Navigation
Pane, select the table or query you want to use as the source of the
records displayed on the form.
2. Click the More Forms button in the Forms section on the Create tab of
the Ribbon.
You see these options:
Multiple Items: You get a form that displays more than one record.
(It’s called a continuous form, as described in “Choosing one record
or many,” later in this chapter.) The fields are arranged in a column,
like a datasheet, as shown in Figure 1-4. Unless your table or query
includes only a few fields, the form is likely to be way too wide to
be useful.
Book IV
Chapter 1
Figure 1-4:
Choosing
Multiple
Items
creates a
form that
looks like a
dressed-up
datasheet.
You can
customize
the field
sizes later.
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