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Create forms for a new Access 2007 database

Creating a form with the Form Tool


The Form tool automatically creates a form that is bound, or connected, to a single data source, either a table or a query. You select your data source, click a button, and Access creates the form. The new form displays all the fields in the data source, but you can remove any fields that you don't want to see.

Callout 1 In the Navigation Pane, select the table or query that you want to use as the data source for the form.
Callout 2 Click the Create tab, and in the Forms group, click Form. The new form opens in Layout view, which gives you a chance to change it.
Callout 3 Optionally, change your form. For example, you can easily remove a control that you don't need by right-clicking the control and clicking Delete.
Callout 4 After you finish, save your work — and there's your form.

The Form tool is a good choice for smaller forms, and you'll create one in the practice. But what if you need to work with a lot of data? That's next.

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