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Microsoft Office Access 2003 in a Snap by Alison Balter

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Chapter 4. Working with an Existing Form

IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 17 Open a Form

  • 18 Work with Data

  • 19 Find Data

  • 20 Replace Data

  • 21 Sort Data

  • 22 Filter Data

  • 23 Close a Form

  • 24 Highlight Important Data with Conditional Formatting

Forms allow you to display data in an esthetically pleasing way. They also provide an excellent mechanism for data entry. Developers often think that forms exist solely for the purpose of data entry. To the contrary, forms serve many different purposes in Access 2003:

  • Data entry—They can be used for displaying and editing data.

  • Application flow—They can be used for navigating through an application.

  • Custom dialog boxes—They can be used to provide messages to users.

  • Printing information—They can be used to provide hard copies of data-entry ...

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