Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting default properties, part of Access 2013: Forms and Reports.
- Sometimes you'll find yourself making…the same design changes over and over again…when it comes to adding controls to your forms and reports.…You can alter the default properties…of your form controls in order to keep everything…consistent and speed up development time.…Let me show you how to do that.…I'm gonna go over here to this Controls form…that we set up earlier and I'll right-click…and go into Design view.…Now, when we add a control, for instance,…this Text Label option here, and drop it down into the form,…it comes in with some default properties.…I'm just gonna type in the word text here and press enter.…
If I go over to the Format tab,…you'll see that it's always gonna have…this Calibri font at 11 points.…It's gonna be this kind of gray color here…and it's gonna be left aligned.…Now if I wanna change these properties,…I can go through and change 'em…for this specific text object, but when I go back…to the Design tab and add another label,…it's gonna revert back to that same format.…If I wanna make changes to every single label,…
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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