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Adding Features and Function to Forms 275 In addition to tools for form controls, the toolbox has a line tool and a rectangle tool that you can use to set off or enclose a group of controls, for example, or to add visual accents to a form. Table 8-1 lists some of the other formatting properties you can use to specify the appearance and behavior of a form. Table 8-1. Other Formatting Properties for a Form Property Min Max Buttons Description Specifies whether a form will include Maximize and Minimize buttons. To display these buttons, the form's Control Box property must be set to Yes and the Border Style property must be set to Sizable or Thin. Set this property to Yes to include a Close button at the top right corner of a form. Set this property to Yes to include dividing lines between a form's sections. Specifies whether a form displays a record selector bar along the left side of the form. Specifies whether record navigation buttons are displayed by a form. You could set this property to No for a form designed to display data related to a main form. If this property is set to Yes, a form will open at a size that will display a complete record if that record can be shown on one screen. Specifies whether vertical or horizontal scroll bars are displayed by a form. Close Button Dividing Lines Record Selectors Navigation Buttons Auto Resize Scroll Bars Applying formats with the Formatting toolbar The Formatting (Form/Report) toolbar that's displayed when you open a form in Design view provides buttons that you can use to apply formatting to a form and its controls. The buttons include Fill/Back Color, Font/Fore Color, Line/Border Color, Line/Border Width, and Special Effect. You can also right-click a control or a form section and use formatting commands on the shortcut menu.