Entering Data into a Form


10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Access 2002
By Joe Habraken
Table of Contents
Lesson 12.  Creating a Simple Form

Entering Data into a Form

The point of creating a form is so that you can enter data more easily into your tables. The form acts as an attractive mask that shields you from the stark reality of the table's Datasheet view. To enter data into a form, follow these steps:

  1. Open the form. In the database window, click the Form tab, and then double-click the form's name .

  2. Click in the field with which you want to begin and type your data.

  3. Press Tab to move to the next field. If you need to go back, you can press Shift+Tab to move to the previous field. When you reach the last field, pressing Tab moves you to the first field in a new, blank record.

    To move to the next record before you reach the bottom field or to move back to previous records, click the right- and left-arrow buttons on the left end of the navigation bar at the bottom of the window.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter all the records you like. They're saved automatically as you enter them.

In this lesson, you created a form using AutoForm, the Form Wizard and from scratch in the Design view. In the next lesson, you learn how to modify and fine-tune your forms.


10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Access 2002
10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Access 2002
ISBN: 0789726319
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 160
Authors: Joe Habraken

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