Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a main menu, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports in Depth.
- The forms that we've looked at so far…have all been linked to a data source…and pulled records from our database's tables.…But forms don't always have to interact with data.…They can be standalone elements…that provide interactivity for our end users.…In other words, a form can simply be a blank area…where you can group buttons and capture user intent…to help them navigate the database.…When used appropriately,…these types of navigation-centric forms…can completely remove any need for your users to dig around…in the navigation pane over here on the left.…You can control exactly what your users have access to and,…often more importantly, what they don't have access to.…
In this movie, we're going to create a main menu…that will help our end users navigate the KinetEco database.…We'll start with a fresh, clean blank form in Design View,…and add some buttons that trigger macros.…Let's go ahead and get started by going…up to the CREATE tab, and then I'll choose Form Design here.…Let's go ahead and immediately save this form too.…
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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