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Lesson 15

Creating | Editing Forms Conclusion

This module discussed creating and editing forms in Microsoft Access. If there is one thing I want you to take away with you, it is that using AutoForms and Form Wizard is a great idea. Editing forms can be tricky, so let Access do most of that work for you, and you can just add the finishing touches. Many of the skills you learned in this module you will use again in the Reports module. The two objects, forms and reports, are quite similar. So do not worry, you will get more practice.

Terms and concepts

This module introduced you to the following terms:
  1. AutoForm
  2. Bound controls
  3. Handles:
  4. Subform: A subform is a form that is inserted in another form. The primary form is called the main form, and the form that is enclosed in form is called the subform. A form/subform combination is sometimes referred to as a hierarchical form, a master/detail form, or a parent/child form.
  5. Unbound controls: Controls can be bound, unbound, or calculated: Bound control A control whose source of data is a field in a table or query is called a bound control. You use bound controls to display values that come from fields in your database.
In the next module you will learn how to work with reports.