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

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Defining Switchboard Forms

Usually the last forms that you build are the switchboard forms that give the user direct access to the major tasks in your application.

Designing a Switchboard Form from Scratch

Your main switchboard form should be a simple form with a logo, a title, and perhaps as many as eight command buttons. The command buttons can be used to open the forms that you defined in the application. Figure 24-19 on the next page shows the main switchboard form for the LawTrack Contacts database in Design view.

The main switchboard form for the LawTrack Contacts database.

Figure 24-19. The main switchboard form for the LawTrack Contacts database.

One feature worth mentioning here is the use of the ampersand ...

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