The Hyperlink control allows your form to reach out beyond the local database…and into your computer or out on to the Web.…Let's add a Hyperlink Control to our form.…I am going to right-click the Controls form and say Design View.…The Hyperlink Control is this one right here with the globe and chain icon. I will…click on that and the Insert Hyperlink dialog box opens.…Let's go ahead and fill in some of these fields.…I am going to first take a look at this Link to Existing File or Web Page.…What we can do is link to a file that's outside of our database.…
For instance, inside of my Chapter 3 Exercise Folder, which just happens to be…the Current Folder, I can select the Two TreesCatalog, which is a Word document.…I can also look at Browsed Pages that are in my Internet History or Recent…files from My Computer.…I will go ahead and say OK to select the catalog and Access adds a link to that in my form.…I can change the caption of what this says with the Caption Property. Right now…it says TwoTreesCatalog.docx. I'm going to go ahead and change this to Open Two Trees…
- 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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