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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Exploring Form Tools

With some background now underpinning the work, let's now focus on building the objects for more robust and effective forms.

Text Boxes and Accompanying Labels

Text boxes are the key control in forms. By now you're generally familiar with how they work; Chapters 6 and 10 can provide refreshers.

There are some wrinkles to adding and positioning text boxes and their accompanying labels. A common mistake is to forget to leave space for the label. Try this exercise:

1.
Select the CustFax field at the end of the field list.
2.
Drag it to the Detail area and drop it 0.5 inch from the left and two rows of dots below the State field (see Figure 11.6). A text box and its accompanying label are created.
Figure 11.6. The CustFax field ...

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