Design View

You are viewing the form in what is called Design View.

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Default View

If you click on the Default View field, a drop down arrow will appear to the right of the field. If you click on the arrow, three values will appear for your selection. You can select from Single Form, Continuous Forms, or Datasheet.

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Saving a Form

The final step is for you to save the Form object. This can be done at any time during the creation of the form. To save the Form, you can click on the ‘Save’ Button at the very top of the toolbar. (The Save Button looks like a disk icon.)

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Record Source Property

The purpose of the Record Source property is to set the source of the data for the form. For example, if you would like to create a data entry form for the Suppliers Table, you would specify Suppliers for the Record Source. If you add a new record in the form, it will insert a record into the Suppliers Table. If you modify a record using this form, the data in the Suppliers Table would also be modified.

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Tips While Designing a Form

While designing a form in Microsoft Access may seem easy, there are several factors that must be considered. Form design is a critical component of user interface design since it is the way people interact with the computer. User interface design is a science that encompasses design ergonomic factors, ease of use and understandability all into one package.

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