Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a splash screen with startup options, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
A Splash Screen is a small window that displays when a program is loading, stays…on the screen for a few seconds, and then disappears.…You'll probably see the Microsoft Access Splash Screen every time you start the program.…Adding a Splash Screen to your database and setting some startup options is a…great way to create an engaging start up sequence.…In the last movie we created this Main Menu form;…we'll go ahead and double-click on it to open it.…Now what I'd like to do is create a Splash Screen that opens up first when…you open the database.…After a few seconds it'll disappear and then the Main Menu will pop up.…
Now any time that I can reuse content that I have already created, I'm going to…jump at that chance; it's going to save me time.…So I'm going to go ahead and use this Main Menu as a basis and create a…Splash Screen from it.…Let's go ahead and close the Main Menu form and I am going to right-click on it…in the navigation pane, and I'll say Copy.…Then I'll right click on the navigation pane again and say Paste.…
- 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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