Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making All Kinds of Changes in Design View
✦ Design tab: The Controls group on the Design tab of the Ribbon (view-
able when a form is open in Design or Layout view) contains a button
for each type of control you may want to create, as well as buttons for
creating a header or footer for your form.
✦ Format tab: This Ribbon tab offers buttons for formatting text and
numbers, setting a background image, and doing other kinds of formatting.
✦ Field List pane: This pane lists the fields in the table or query on which
this form is based, as shown in Figure 2-2. It also lists fields in other
tables that are related to the table or query on which the form is based.
You use the Field List pane when creating a new control to display a
field from your table or query or from one of the other tables. Display
the Field List pane by clicking the Add Existing Fields button in the Tools
group on the Design tab of the Ribbon.
✦ Property sheet: The property sheet (refer to Chapter 1 of this minibook)
displays the properties of the selected object, which can be the whole
form, a section of the form, or an individual control. Tabs display the
different types of properties. The properties listed depend on the type
of object that you select. Click the All tab to see all the properties of the
selected item in one long list.
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Display the property sheet by clicking the Property Sheet button in the
Tools group on the Design tab of the Ribbon. To change which control’s
properties display, choose another control name from the Selection
Type drop-down menu at the top of the property sheet or just click a
control in Design view.