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Chapter 7. Designing Basic Forms > Form Sections - Pg. 235

Designing Basic Forms 235 When the Form Wizard created the CampaignInformation and Expenses forms, it set the Default View property to Single Form for CampaignInformation and to Continuous Forms for Expenses. These settings are standard for a main form (sometimes called a parent form ) and a secondary form (also called a child form ). Using Continuous Forms for the child form lets you view all the records related to the record displayed in the main form. Viewing a form's data as a datasheet provides the plain column-and-row format available with tables and queries and is another way to view a set of records together. Form Sections Access forms are divided into sections. Every form you create includes a Detail section. The Detail section displays the form's records, and most of the data fields you include on a form appear in the Detail section. You often include controls such as command buttons in the Detail section as well. Figure 7-2, shows the CampaignInformation form open in Design view. As you can see, in addition to the Detail section, the form includes sections named Form Header and Form Footer. The infor- mation or controls you add to a form header or footer remain the same no matter which record is displayed in the Detail section. The Form Wizard included the Expense button in the Form Header section, and in addition to controls such as a command button, you could add a label to the form header to display the form's title or add a text box to a form's footer to display subtotals or totals. Later in this section, we'll add a calculated field to the Expenses form to display summarized expense data for each campaign.