Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the main menu, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
The forms that we've looked at so far in this course have all been linked to a data…source and pulled records from our database tables.…But forms don't always have to interact with data;…they can be stand-alone elements that provide interactivity for our end users.…In other words, a form can simply be a blank area where we can group buttons and…capture user intent to help them navigate the database.…When used appropriately, Navigation forms can completely remove any need for…your users to dig around in the Navigation pane.…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'll help our end users…navigate the Two Trees database.…We'll start with a fresh, clean, blank form in Design View and add in some buttons…that trigger macros.…I'm going to go to the Create tab and create a new form in Design View.…Now, let's go ahead and save this form right off the bat.…I'll press Ctrl+S or you can use the icon in the top left corner, the little…
- 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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