Adding Labels


10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Access 2002
By Joe Habraken
Table of Contents
Lesson 13.  Modifying a Form

Adding Labels

You can add a label to any of the areas in the form. Adding labels to the form enables you to place titles, subtitles , or explanatory text on the form. Because you will want these types of labels to repeat at the top or bottom of the form, the best place to add them is to the form's header or footer. To add titles and other general information to a header or a footer or to add information specific to particular controls to the Detail area, follow these steps:

  1. If the toolbox isn't displayed, choose Toolbox from the View menu, or click the Toolbox button on the toolbar.

  2. Click the Label tool in the toolbox (the one with the italicized letters Aa on it). The mouse pointer changes to a capital A with a plus sign next to it.

  3. Place the Label pointer on an area of the form grid, such as the Form Header area. Drag to create a box or rectangle for text entry (see Figure 13.5).

    Figure 13.5. Select the Label tool in the toolbox.

  4. When you release the mouse button, a new label box appears with an insertion point inside it. Type the text you want the label box to contain.

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You Must Type the Text Now If you don't type anything before you go on to step 5, the box disappears as soon as you click away from it.

  1. Click anywhere outside the control's area to finish, or press Enter .

Don't worry about positioning the label as you create it; you can move a label control in the same way that you move other controls. Just click it, position the mouse pointer so that the hand appears, and then drag it to where you want it to go.


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 © 2008-2017.
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