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Chapter 14. Creating and Using Access Fo... > Understanding the Role of Access For...

Understanding the Role of Access Forms and Controls

Access forms create the user interface to your tables. Although you can use Table view and Query view to perform many of the same functions as forms, forms offer the advantage of presenting data in an organized and attractive manner. You can arrange the location of fields on a form so that data entry or editing operations for a single record follow a natural left-to-right, top-to-bottom sequence. You can limit the number of fields that appear on the form, and allow or prevent editing of specific field values. A properly designed form speeds data entry and minimizes operator keying errors.

Forms are constructed from a collection of individual design elements called controls or control objects. An Access form consists of a window in which you place the following classes of Access controls:


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