Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Getting Your Fields Lined Up in Layout View
Making a new form from scratch in Layout view
You can add a control for a field that doesn’t appear on your form. In fact,
you may want to create a new form by starting with a blank form in Layout
view and then adding the fields you want. Here’s how:
1. Click the Blank Form button in the Forms group on the Create tab of
the Ribbon.
Access creates a new form (tentatively named something like Form1)
and displays it in Layout view. It also displays a Field List pane to the
right of the form, as shown in Figure 1-6. (Click the Shutter Bar Open/
Close button in the top-right corner of the Navigation Pane to shrink this
list out of your way.)
Figure 1-6:
You can
create a
form from
scratch in
Layout view
by dragging
the fields
from the
field list to
the form.
2. In the Field List pane, click the plus sign to the left of the table that
contains the fields you want to display on the form.
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You see the list of fields in that table. (If you want the form to display
fields from the results of a query, skip to “Seeing where records come
from,” later in this chapter, for details on changing the record source for
the form.)
3. Drag each field that you want to appear on the form from the Field
List pane to the form.
Access creates a control (usually, a text box) and a label (text to the left
of the text box) for the field.
4. Keep adding fields, rearranging them as needed.
5. Close the form.
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