Lesson 4.6. Using Field Descriptions
Figure 4-7. A field's description lets you provide your database users with onscreen prompts and instructions.
Figure 4-8. A field's description appears in the Status bar whenever you select the field.
Descriptions make your database fields easier to fill out and use by providing users with onscreen instructions and help. Whenever a user selects a field, anything typed in that field's Description box will appear in the Status bar. There really isn't anything to adding a description to a fieldjust type the text you want to appear in the field's Description box.