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Chapter 14. Presenting Data with Access > Working with a Form in Design View

Working with a Form in Design View

Although a wizard can be a big help when you are first learning to create a form, you can create a form without the help of a wizard if you have a good idea of how you want the form to look. Instead of answering questions in a series of dialog boxes, you can start working in Design view right away. You can create, modify, move, and format controls to create the exact form you want.

Create or Modify a Form in Design View

In the Database window, click Forms on the Objects bar, and then click the New button, or click a form and click the Design button.

If you're modifying a form, skip step 2.

In the New Form dialog box, click Design View, select the table or query with the data you want to use, and then click OK.

If necessary, click the Field List button on the Form Design toolbar to add a bound control.

Select the field you want to add to the form.

Drag the field to the location in the form where you want the field to appear, and then release the mouse button to position the field.

Create new controls as needed.

Format the text in the form, as needed.

Click the Save button on the Form Design toolbar to name the form, and then save it in the database.


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