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Ten Minute Guide to Access 97 by Faithe Wempen

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Creating a List Box or Combo Box

A list box or combo box can come in handy if there are certain values that you find yourself typing repeatedly into a field. For example, if you have to enter the name of one of your 12 branch offices each time you use a form, you might find it easier to create a list box containing the branch office names, and then you can simply click to select from the list. With a list box, the person doing the data entry is limited to the pre-typed choices that display.

A combo box is useful when a list box is appropriate, but there's a possibility that a different entry might occasionally be needed. For example, if most of your customers come from one of six states, but occasionally you get a new customer from another ...

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