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Chapter 14. Presenting Data with Access > Creating a Form Using a Wizard

Creating a Form Using a Wizard

To create a simple form in Access, you can use one of the AutoForm wizards. These wizards quickly arrange the fields from the selected table or query into an attractive form. In a form created with the AutoForm: Columnar Wizard, you see each record's data displayed vertically, and with the AutoForm: Tabular Wizard, you see each record's data horizontally. With the AutoForm: Datasheet Wizard, the form displays the records in Datasheet view. After you create a form, you can save and name it so that you can use it again. If you need a more custom form, you can use the Form wizard to select the information you want to include from a variety of places.

Create a Custom Form Using the Form Wizard

In the Database window, click Forms on the Objects bar, and then double-click the Create Form By Using Wizard icon.

Click the list arrow for choosing a table or query on which to base the form, and then click the name of the table or query you want.

Specify the fields that you want included in the form by double-clicking the fields.

Click Next to continue.

Determine the arrangement and position of the information on the form (Columnar, Tabular, Datasheet, or Justified). Click Next to continue.

Specify the style of the form, which affects its formatting and final appearance. In the preview area of the dialog box, you can see a preview of the selected style.

Click Next to continue.

Enter a name for your form.

Indicate whether you want to open the form or display it in Design view.

Click Finish.


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