Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Automating the workflow with macros, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- We've already seen how we can use buttons…as navigation controls to move…between the various forms in our database.…Now I'd like to share a couple of the macros you can build…that will help you connect your forms to your reports.…As we've seen in several places throughout Access,…sometimes the Wizards only present you…with the most common options.…To get access to all of the available options,…we need to dig into the Property Sheets.…The same applies to the Button Wizards.…The actions available in the Button Wizard…only give you a few basic options.…To move beyond that,…we need to construct the macros ourselves.…
Let's go ahead and open up our Main Menu here.…And I'd like to add a couple of buttons…that print and email some reports.…Let's go ahead and right-click on it…and go into Design View.…In the Controls group,…I'll come up here and grab a button object.…I'll click on it once,…and then come down here and click…to start up the Command Button Wizard.…Now what I want to do…is go into this Report Operations here,…
Then the course dives into reports: creating efficient and readable layouts, grouping data into categories, tying reports to queries, and using conditional formatting rules to highlight key takeaways from the data. Finally, Adam demonstrates how to link forms and reports together and print your results, and introduces unique ways to save time filling out paperwork and generating form letters.
- Creating forms with the Form Wizard
- Aligning form controls
- Adding buttons, links, and attachments to forms and reports
- Building database navigation elements
- Grouping and sorting data in reports
- Building reports from queries or wizards
- Calculating fields
- Linking forms and reports
- Printing and exporting reports
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Forms
2. Form Design Basics: Creating an Employee Directory
3. Form and Report Controls
4. Getting around the Database
5. Report Layout
6. Linking Forms and Reports: Creating a Profit Summary
7. Printing and Exporting Reports
Printing reports5m 27s
8. Populating Business Documents
Next steps1m 4s
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