Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding buttons, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
Buttons are one of the key interactive elements that you will use on forms.…They instantly tell the end user that something will happen when I click here.…Buttons will be linked to either Macros or Visual Basic code to control their behavior.…Let's go ahead and try out a couple of button controls.…In my database I am going to right-click on the Controls Form and say Design View.…Now the Button control is this one right here, the rectangle with the four Xs in it.…I like to call it the Button button.…So we can go ahead, press the Button button and add one to our form.…When I add it to the from, the Command Button Wizard starts, and this gives me a…list of options that I can choose from for what the button will do.…
We've got categories for Record Navigation, I can go to the Next record, or…Find a Record, I can Go to the First Record or the Last Record, Previous or Next Records.…Under Record Operations I can Add a new record or Delete records.…I can Print, Save, or Undo.…From Form operations, I can apply a Filter.…
- Designing for the end user
- Organizing form elements
- Formatting a form
- Adding headers
- Linking to external content
- Entering and selecting data
- Adding charts
- Creating a main menu
- Creating a customer form
- Understanding report structure
- Building reports from wizards and queries
- Printing reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating a Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. The User Experience
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