Grouping controls on forms and reports


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Grouping controls on forms and reports

When you create forms and reports from scratch grouping will help you move or format your controls all at one time. I'll right-click on my Customers Order Form and open it in Design View. Grouping is only available in this view not in the Layout View. Let's group the first two columns of controls. I'll draw a marquee around both the labels and the bound controls so that they all turn orange. I'll then go up to Form Design tools and click on the Arrange tab, around the right there is a Size/Space button, and down at the very bottom is Group.

Now I'll click anywhere else in my form to deselect those fields, and when I click on any one of them they now all select. If I want to move them, I'll drag at once. I'll press Undo or Ctrl+Z on my keyboard to move them back again. If I want to format them, and the appearances I apply will affect all of them at the same time. For example, if I go up to the Format Ribbon and make these bold all of them will become bold at once....

Grouping controls on forms and reports
Video duration: 1m 35s 3h 43m Intermediate

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Grouping controls on forms and reports 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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Access
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