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Chapter 8. Creating Reports to Convey In... > Checking for Errors in Reports and F...

Checking for Errors in Reports and Forms

As you create reports and forms, Access helps you by catching common errors, such as controls being positioned outside the page size, as they happen. Error checking points out errors in a report or form, and provides you with options using a smart tag button for correcting them. When an error occurs, the Error Checking Options button appears, indicating a problem. Click the button to display a list of options to correct or ignore the problem.

Enable Error Checking

Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.

Click the Error Checking tab.

Select the Enable Error Checking check box.

To change the color of the error indicator, click the Error Indicator Color list arrow, and then select a color.

Select or clear check boxes for the specific errors in which you want to check.

  • Unassociated Label And Control

  • New Unassociated Labels

  • Keyboard Shortcut Errors

  • Invalid Control Properties

  • Common Report Errors

Click OK.


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