Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Using lines and rectangles, part of Access 2007: Forms and Reports.
The next controls that I want to explore are the Line and Rectangle controls.…They're useful for marking off space and grouping elements together in your forms and reports.…Generally, they are pretty passive and not very exiting, but proper use of them…can go a long way to making your forms and reports legible and unambiguous.…I'm going to go ahead and open up this Controls form that I've saved from the…last movie and I'm actually going to right click on it and say Design View.…This is the one that I set up in the last movie that has the dot grid reduced in…density, so it's easier to see what I'm doing.…
Up here on the Ribbon, in the Design tab, in the Controls group, I've got Line…and the one right below it, Rectangle. I'll go ahead and select Line and I'm…going to drag one out here in the form.…Now as I drag a line out, one of the unique and kind of strange properties of…lines is that when they're horizontal or vertical, which is the way you're going…to want 95% of your lines, it's actually completely transparent.…
- 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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