Creating Forms

As discussed in Lesson 6, "Entering Data into a Table," entering data directly into a table has its downside. It can become difficult to concentrate on one record at a time, especially when you are working with a large number of fields and records, because information is constantly scrolling on and off the screen.

An alternative to entering data directly into the table is to use a form. With a form, you can allot as much space as you need for each field, you get to concentrate on one record at a time, and you can create forms that simultaneously enter data into more than one table. You can create a form in three ways:

  • AutoForms provide very quick, generic forms that contain all the fields in a single table.

  • The Form Wizard helps you create a form by providing a series of screens in which you can choose the fields and style for the form.

  • Creating a form from scratch means that you work in the Form Design view and select the fields from the appropriate table or tables. This is the most difficult way to create a new form (at first), but it also provides the most control.

Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One
Year: 2002
Pages: 660
Authors: Joe Habraken

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