Steer Users in the Right Direction with Navigation Forms
In This Chapter
Plugging into a Navigation form
Testing your Navigation form
Keeping the Navigation form running smoothly
Opening a Navigation form automatically upon opening a database
If you plan for others to use your database, you may want to provide them with navigation tools so they can easily find their way around your database (especially if they know nothing about Access). You may even want this luxury for yourself. It’s much easier to move around a database with a navigation system in place. Fortunately, the Navigation form provided with Access 2013 makes it easy to build such a system. The form uses a familiar web-type interface to view various database objects. This chapter explains all there is to know about making your database user-friendly via the Navigation form.
To see a Navigation form in action, download the sample files at
www.dummies.com/go/access2013. Open the file
Access 2013 Dummies.accdb and open the Home form.
The Comings and Goings of a Navigation Form
Before you create your Navigation ...