Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting the form, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
In the last movie we looked at how we can add references to our data tables…using the Field List and how we can arrange fields within our form.…Now let's turn our attention to formatting.…The Design tab has many of the common formatting options that you might…recognize from other programs such as Word or Excel.…We are going to continue working with the Employee Directory.…I have gone ahead and saved it with the name Employee Directory, and we will…switch into Design view.…On the Design tab of the Ribbon, we have got all of our Formatting options.…Let's go ahead and format our objects, and we can start with this first name field.…
I am going to click on FirstName to select it and we will take a look at our Font options.…First, I want our first and last name to stand out from the rest of the data.…I am going to go ahead and change its font size a little bit from 11 up to 14.…I am also going to make it bold, so I will click on this B icon to make it bold.…Now, I can apply the formatting that I've chosen for my FirstName field to the…
- 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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