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Chapter 7. Designing Basic Forms > Using Design Tools to Fine-Tune Forms - Pg. 247

Designing Basic Forms A. When you print the form. The information you add to these sections appears only when a form is printed. 247 Just the Steps Add an unbound text box to a form to display summary data 1. 2. 3. 4. Open the form in Design view. In the toolbox, click the Text Box tool, and then click in the form's Form Footer section. Enter the expression you need in the text box. Remember to include the equal sign. The expression must refer to a field included on the form. Enter descriptive text for the text box's label, and then save the changes to the form's design. Using Design Tools to Fine-Tune Forms When modifying the Tasks and Expense forms in the previous section, you worked with the toolbox and the field list, two of the tools you use to design forms in Access. In addition to the toolbox and field list, Access provides a number of menu commands you can use to fine-tune the design of a form. In this section, we'll make more changes to the forms we created earlier and dig deeper into how to move, size, and position controls; how to format controls using properties; how to align and group controls; and other tasks associated with designing a form. We'll also describe how to work with a combo box--a control you're probably familiar with from using Access itself as well as other applications that run on Microsoft Windows. Designing reports and data access pages