13. Designing Advanced Forms
Forms suit a database like pocket protectors on a programmer. They streamline day-to-day tasks and give your database a sharp, distinctive look. In order to be a master database builder, you need to be able to craft top- notch forms.
In the previous chapter, you learned how to design several common types of forms. In this chapter, you'll take form building to the next level with a whole new arsenal of techniques. First, you'll learn how to create a form in the no-holds-barred Design view, where you can tweak and polish every square inch of your form. Then, you'll take a tour of Access's different controls, and jazz up your form with links, tabbed panels, and buttons . You'll also learn how to work with linked tables by creating special types of forms called subforms that work in harmony with other forms.