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Chapter 13. Designing Custom Multitable ... > Modifying the Design of Continuous F...

Modifying the Design of Continuous Forms

The default design of the History page's subform as created by the Subform Wizard lets you edit records of the Personnel Actions table. The term History implies read-only access to the table in the Tab control. Therefore, you should alter the properties of the subform to make the form read-only and remove unnecessary controls. For example, the vertical scroll bar lets you display any Personnel Actions record for the employee, so you don't need record navigation buttons, nor do you need record selectors.

Access 2000's new in-situ subform editing feature lets you change many of the properties of subforms with the main form open in Design mode. Unfortunately, you can't change property values, such as Record Selectors and Navigation Buttons, that affect the structure of the subform. Therefore, you must change the design of the subform independently of its main form container. To further optimize the design of the sbfPATest subform, follow these steps:


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