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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Inside Out by John L. Viescas

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A Tour of Forms

The LawTrack Contacts sample database is full of interesting examples of forms. The rest of this chapter takes you on a tour of some of the major features of those forms and shows you some of the basic techniques for editing data in a form. In the next chapter, you’ll learn how to design and build forms for this database.

Begin by opening the LawTrack Contacts database (Contacts.mdb) and clicking the Forms button in the Database window to see the list of available forms. Note that when you open the database, you see a copyright notice followed by a message telling you which form to open to start the application.

Headers, Detail Sections, and Footers

You’ll normally place the information that you want to display from the underlying ...

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