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

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Using the Form Wizard

Let's turn now to the Form Wizard to see how you can use it in your work.

You might find the Form Wizard slightly less useful than the Report Wizard. With a report, it's great to let Access do all the grunt work, especially the arduous task of creating groups and their summary controls. Even if the final product is not exactly what you want, it's often good enough (with a little tweaking) for your intended audience—the information is all there.

A form, on the other hand, is something you might use every day to enter values. You want the controls, the tab order (discussed in Chapter 6), the design, and so on to be just right for easy data entry. An AutoForm is often fine for quick data entry, and you can always add a combo ...

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