Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining the form in Layout view, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
The Form Wizard gave us a good head start on setting up a couple of forms that…will allow us to select a product and get a listing of all the orders that…included that product.…Now we need to polish up the layout a little using the tools available to us…in the Layout View.…Let's take a look at what we want to change before we go into Layout View.…Now, the ProductSelection form is pretty basic.…I want to change some of the colors a little bit to make it in line with our Two…Trees company colors.…I also want to remove the box around this field here.…It doesn't really add anything to the form.…
But other than that, there's not a whole lot here to change.…The other form, OrdersByProduct, has a lot of changes I want to make.…For instance, this blue color is not really doing much for me.…I also want to change this up a little bit.…It's got a lot of space between each record,…so I want to condense this down to fit more on each screen.…I also want to change the headers up here.…Right now they're coming from the form fields in the Orders table, and I'm going…
- 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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