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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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Adding Controls to a Form

Every form has three basic sections: Form Header, Detail, and Form Footer. When you use the Form tool or a wizard to create a form, it adds a set of controls for each field that you select from the underlying table to the Detail section, adds a logo placeholder and/or caption to the Form Header, and leaves the Form Footer section blank. Because the Footer section is empty, Access collapses it, but you can resize the Footer section by dragging its selector. Although labels and text box controls are perhaps the most common controls found in forms, you can also enhance your forms with many other types of controls. For example, you can add groups of option buttons, check boxes, and list boxes to present people with choices ...

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