Lesson 4.7. Adding a Caption
Figure 4-9. Adding a caption to a field.
Figure 4-10. The same fields with and without .
Think of the as a field's pseudonym or stage name. When you create forms and reports, Access uses the field's Field Name as the field's heading. When you add a caption to a field, however, it appears as the heading for the field instead of the field name. Captions are useful when you want to provide more detailed headings for your field names. For example, instead of displaying the rather ambiguous DOB field name, you could add a more meaningful "Date of Birth" caption to the DOB field to make your forms and reports easier to read and understand. The original DOB field name is not affected in any way.
This lesson explains how to add a Caption to a field.