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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Creating and Using Continuous Forms

Continuous forms are useful for displaying data contained in multiple records of a table or query in a format other than Datasheet view. The sbfPersonnelActions subform you created in Chapter 12, for example, is designed only to display the most recent Personnel Action records for an employee. Editing isn't allowed in the subform, so you don't need the field headers, record selection buttons, and scroll bars associated with Datasheet view. These graphic elements focus more attention on the subform than is deserved. You need a plain vanilla display of the history for the employee; this basic display requires a continuous form.

The Form Wizard offers the choice of creating a tabular continuous form, so using ...

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