Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a splash screen with startup options, part of Access 2010: Forms and Reports.
A Splash Screen is a small window that displays when a program is loading.…It stays on the screen for a few seconds and then it disappears.…You've probably seen 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 startup sequence to your database.…Now, whenever I can reuse content that I've already created, I'm going to go…ahead and do that, because it's going to save me time.…For instance, we've created those Main Menu in the last movie, if I double-click…on it, I can open it.…I want to create a Splash Screen now that reuses some of the similar…content from the Main Menu.…
Let me close the Main Menu and I'll right-click on it and say Copy.…Then I'll come down here in my navigation pane, I'll right-click and say Paste.…Access is going to ask me for a new name and I'm going to call this…Splash Screen and say OK.…Now, I've got a duplicate of my Main Menu that I can use to create my Splash Screen.…
- 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. Printing, Tweaking, and Automating
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