Chapter 3. Creating the Data Entry Layout

As explained in Chapter 2, the default layout created when you define the initial set of fields can sometimes be used as-is. But if you want the database to be attractive and pleasant to use, it’s more common to design a custom layout instead. Normally, layouts are created with the New Layout/Report wizard. By starting with the wizard, you can select a formatting theme and colors, as well as specify the fields to use. However, since our default layout already contains the necessary fields, we’ll use it as the starting point for Main, the data entry layout. (Note that all changes to layouts are made in Layout mode.)

About Layout Tools

While some simple layout modifications (such as changing a field or label’s ...

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