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Chapter 10. Creating a Simple Form > Creating a Form with AutoForm

Creating a Form with AutoForm

The easiest way to create a form is with AutoForm. AutoForm takes the fields from a specified table and creates a form; it's not very flexible, but it is very convenient. To use the AutoForm feature, follow these steps:

  1. From the database window, click the Forms object type.

  2. Click the New button on the database window toolbar. The New Form dialog box appears (see Figure 10.1).

    Figure 10.1. Choose how you want to create your form.

  3. You can click several types of forms, including

    • AutoForm:Columnar— A columnar form (the most popular kind). This creates a form that contains your fields in a single column, from top to bottom.

    • AutoForm:Tabular— A form that resembles a table.

    • AutoForm:Datasheet— A form that resembles a datasheet.

  4. Open the drop-down list at the bottom of the dialog box and choose the table or query you want to use as the source of the form's fields.

  5. Click OK. The form appears, ready for data entry (see Figure 10.2).

    Figure 10.2. AutoForm creates a form based on a single table.


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