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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office Access 2003 by Susan Sales Harkins, Mike Gunderloy

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Chapter 8. Creating and Using Data Entry Forms

In this chapter

  • Learn to create forms

  • Use forms to view and edit data

  • Find the data you need in form view

Your database performs many tasks, and storing data is just one of them. After you have tables, you need a way to enter and modify data. The most efficient way to work with your data is through forms. Forms let you determine what data is displayed and what types of changes you can make to it.

A properly designed form will help you enter data more quickly and accurately. If you’re creating an Access application to replace a process that currently uses paper forms, you can design your Access forms to look just like the paper forms. This will help ease the transition from paper to computer. You can also ...

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