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Part 5. Using Access > Task 6 How to Create a New Form with the Form Wizard

Task 6 How to Create a New Form with the Form Wizard

To make data entry easy, use a form. You can use two types of forms: data entry forms or dialog box forms. Data entry forms are fairly self-explanatory: They're designed similar to a regular paper form, with empty boxes where you type in your data. Dialog box forms enable you to provide a vehicle for user input and a follow-up action based on the input. This task focuses on the data entry form, which can be produced using the Form Wizard. To begin, open the database you want to use.

  1. Open the New Form Dialog Box

    From the Database window, click Forms. Click the New button to open the New Form dialog box. Notice that the list box has several different form options you can pursue. In this task, we'll focus on the Form Wizard.



  2. Start the Form Wizard

    From the New Form dialog box, select Form Wizard from the list of form options and click OK to start the wizard.



  3. Choose a Table

    In the Tables/Queries drop-down list (the wizard's first dialog box), select the table that contains the fields you want to include on the form. Then select a field and click the > button to add the field to the new form. (To add all the fields at once, click the button.) When you're finished adding fields, click Next.



  4. Choose a Layout

    The next wizard dialog box asks you to choose a layout for the form. Select each option to see an example of each of the layouts. When you find the one you want, click Next to continue.



  5. Select a Style

    Choose a style to use for the form. When you select each style option, a sample appears to the left. Select the style you want to use for your form and click Next to continue.



  6. Name the Form

    The final Form Wizard dialog opens and asks for a title for the form. Type a descriptive name in the text box and click Finish.




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