Aligning and distributing controls on forms and reports


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Aligning and distributing controls on forms and reports

When you create Forms and Reports from scratch, it will help usability, if you make sure to align up your labels and controls so the information looks orderly, instead of jagged. The best way to show you is to design a form from scratch. Go up to the Create ribbon and then click on the Form Design button, we now have blank form. Up on the ribbon click on Add Existing Fields, click on Show all tables and click on the Plus sign next to Customers. Here is a list of all the fields in our Customers table. I'll double-click on everything from Customer ID all the way down through ZIP code.

As I double-click each gets added to the form. When I'm done I'll close my Field List. Now while all of these controls are aligned along their left edge, my labels look really jagged. It usually looks really nice when all of your labels are aligned on the right edge. To do this I need to highlight all of them. I'll draw a marquee around them so they are all selected, then I'll come up to Form ...

Aligning and distributing controls on forms and reports
Video duration: 5m 15s 3h 43m Intermediate

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Aligning and distributing controls on forms and reports provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Alicia Katz Pollock as part of the Access 2010 Power Shortcuts

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Business
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Access
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