One of the best features added in Access 97 was the Tab control
found in the Form Design toolbox. In Access 2000, the Tab control continues its role of allowing you to organize multiple pages of related information on a single
form. It also allows you to move from page to page by clicking the tabs at the top of the Tab control. You can see two pages displayed in the next two figures:
To add a Tab control to a form, you need to:
- Click on the Tab control in the toolbox.
- Drop the control onto the form you desire. You will then be presented with two pages by default.
- Open the property sheet by clicking on the Property Sheet toolbar button.
Once you have added the Tab control to a form, you can change the caption of each of the pages by clicking on the current caption of the page you want, then changing the Caption property located on the Format tab of the property sheet.
There are other ways to work with the Tab control, such as adding, deleting, and moving pages. To do this, right-click on the Tab control, and you will see this menu displayed:
In the next lesson, you will learn how to use the Chart Wizard to add a chart to a form.
Click the Exercise link below to practice creating a form and adding the Tab control.
Creating Multipage Forms - Exercise