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

  2. graphics/label.gif Click the Label tool in the Toolbox. 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 11.5).

    Figure 11.5. 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.


    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 any other area of the form.

  5. 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.

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

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