Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Tweaking the design, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
At the end of Chapter 3, we took a look at connecting a user input form to a…query, which then passed data into a chart.…We can do the same thing with a report.…I've got a workflow setup here called SalesByDivision and I'll double click on…the form here to open it up and you'll notice that I have some selection boxes…that I can put input into.…I am going to go ahead and choose a few of these.…I am going to choose New England for the Year 2005 and I want to compare that…to values for the Mid-Atlantic in the same Year, in 2005.…And if I say Preview Report, the report opens up and shows me the values…that I've selected.…
I'll zoom in here and say Mid- Atlantic 2005 and there is those values, New…England 2005 and here's those values, and at the very bottom of the report I have…some grand totaling going on.…Now, this form and this report have been refined to the point where they are very attractive.…And I know that takes a lot of time going back and forth between Design View and…Preview Mode to make sure that all of the changes that you're making are in line…
- 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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