Creating your own smart tags


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Creating your own smart tags

If you're designing your database for other people to use you'll find times when you'd like to provide them with instructions, one convenient tool utilizes Screen Tips and Status Bar info comments. Scroll down in your Navigation pane and open up the Customers Order Form. Notice when I hold my cursor over my Notes field it tells the user what to do, this is a screen tip, and if I click in the field and then look in the lower left-hand corner at the Status Bar, I can see instructions to follow. You can train your users to look in these two places when they have questions. Let's add a Screen Tip reminding the user that they don't have to type in the Parentheses and the Dashes when they enter in the phone numbers.

Click in the WorkPhone field, change the form to Layout View, this technique also works in Design View. Open up the Property Sheet by clicking on the button in the upper right-hand side of the ribbon, go to the Other tab. Here, where it says ControlTip Text, type...

Creating your own smart tags
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Creating your own smart tags 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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