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

Modifying a Form in Design View

Controls can make a form easier to use and improve its appearance. Controls also allow you to display additional information on your forms. To create a control on a form, you click the appropriate control button on the Toolbox. The Toolbox appears by default in Design view; however, if the Toolbox was closed for some reason, you need to redisplay it when you want to create new controls on a form. With the control pointer, drag in the form where you want the control to appear. You can also edit controls to change text and delete controls that you no longer want.

Add Controls to a Form

Open the form in which you want to add controls in Design view.

Click the button on the Toolbox for the type of control you want to create.

In the Form window, drag the pointer to draw a box in the location where you want the control to appear.

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.

If a smart tag appears indicating an error, click the Smart Tag Options button, and then click an option.


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