Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing screen space with tabs, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- A tab control can be used to add extra space to your form…or to group similar or related objects together.…Adding a tab control is a great way to organize your form,…but it's not going to work very well if you're…on a printed report since you'll only be able to see…the first tab when it's printed…and clicking on paper really doesn't work that well.…Let's go ahead and add a tab control…to the Controls form that we made earlier.…I'll right-click on it in the navigation pane…and choose Design View.…The tab control can be found on the DESIGN tab…in the Controls group and it's this icon right here.…Let's go ahead and click on it to select it…and I'll come down here into my form…and I'll drag out a rectangle.…
A tab control is actually made up of multiple objects,…right now I've got the entire thing selected…and over here in the Property Sheet…I can see my Selection Type is Tab Control…and it's got this generic name here of TabCtl6.…Your number might actually be different from mine.…Each tab in the control is also an object, so for instance,…
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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