Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing screen space with tabs, part of Access 2010: Forms and Reports.
A Tab control can be used to add extra space to your form or group similar or…related objects together.…A Tab control is a great way to organize your form, but it's not going to work…very well 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 open up our Controls form by right-clicking on it and…selecting Design view.…The Tab control is this button right here.…We'll click on it once and we'll drag out a tab.…I'm going to go ahead and draw a box that fills up most of the bottom of my form.…Access adds in two tabs here.…If I wanted to add additional tabs, I can right-click and say Insert Page; if I…wanted to delete a tab, I can right- click and say Delete Page; and if I want to…rearrange the tabs, I'd right-click and say Page Order.…
Access will bring up a Page Order dialog box, in which case I can move up or…down the tabs however I see fit, okay.…So what can we do with a tab?…Well tab essentially doubles or triples or quadruples the screen real estate…
- 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. Printing, Tweaking, and Automating
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