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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Uses of Forms

Forms are the primary interface between users and your Microsoft Office Access 2007 application. You can design forms for many different purposes.

  • Displaying and editing data. This is the most common use of forms. Forms provide a way to customize the presentation of the data in your database. You can also use forms to change or delete data in your database or add data to it. You can set options in a form to make all or part of your data read-only, to fill in related information from other tables automatically, to calculate the values to be displayed, or to show or hide data on the basis of either the values of other data in the record or the options selected by the user of the form.

  • Controlling application flow. You can design forms ...

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