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2007 Microsoft® Office System Step by Step, Second Edition by Joan Lambert, John Pierce, Steve Lambert, M. Dow Lambert III, Curtis D. Frye, Joyce Cox

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Refining Form Properties

As with tables, you can work with forms in multiple views. The two most common views are Form view, in which you view or enter data, and Design view, in which you add controls to the form or change the form’s properties or layout.

When you create a form by using the Form tool or the Form wizard, every field included on the form is represented by a text box control and its associated label control. A form like the one you created earlier in this chapter is linked, or bound, to the table it’s based on. Each text box is bound to a specific field in the table. The table is the record source, and the field is the control source. Each control has a number of properties, such as font, font size, alignment, fill color, and border. ...

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