Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing form controls, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- In this chapter we're going to be taking a look…at each of the control objects that are available to us…when working with forms and reports.…We've seen a couple of them in the last few movies,…but I think it's important to explore each one individually,…and see what some of the options are available…when working with them.…In this movie, we're going to be taking a look…at the Selection Arrow and the Label Control.…We'll get started by going up to the Create tab…and going into Form Design.…Now for the purpose of this chapter,…I want to make one small change here before we get started.…I'm going to go over here to the Format tab…and scroll down here to the bottom.…
Now by default this Grid X and Grid Y value…are both set to 24.…That controls the density of the dot pattern…that appears in the background.…Now I think it's going to be a little bit too hard to see…what I'm doing with these dots here,…so I'm going to change these numbers here from 24 to 6.…That'll decrease the density of the dots…and make it easier to see.…
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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