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Lesson 14. Creating a Simple Form > Creating a Form with Form Wizard

Creating a Form with Form Wizard

The Form Wizard offers a good compromise between the automation of AutoForm and the control of creating a form from scratch. Follow these steps to use the Form Wizard:

  1. From the Database window, click theForms object type.

  2. Double-click Create form by using wizard. The Form Wizard opens (see Figure 14.2).

    Figure 14.2. The Form Wizard lets you choose which fields you want to include, from as many different tables as you like.

  3. From the Tables/Queries drop-down list, choose a table or query from which to select fields. (By default, the first table in alphabetical order is selected, which probably isn't what you want.)

  4. Click a field in the Available Fields list that you want to include on the form, and then click the > button to move it to the Selected Fields list.

  5. Repeat step 4 until you've selected all the fields you want to include from that table. If you want to include fields from another table or query, go back to step 3 and choose another table.

    Tip

    Selecting All Fields You can quickly move all the fields from the Available Fields list to the Selected Fields list by clicking the >> button. If you make a mistake, you can remove a field from the Selected Fields list by clicking it and clicking the < button.


  6. Click Next to continue. You're asked to choose a layout: Columnar, Tabular, Datasheet, or Justified. Click each button to see a preview of that type (Columnar is the most common). Then click the one you want and click Next.

  7. You're asked to choose a style. Click each style listed to see a preview of it; click Next when you've chosen the one you want.

  8. Enter a title for the form in the text box at the top of the dialog box.

  9. Click the Finish button. The form appears, ready for data entry (see Figure 14.3).


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