Step 3: Add a caption section

Applies to
Microsoft Access 2000

You can make your grouped page easier to read by adding a caption section, and you can use the caption section to display the labels for data in the second group level as column headings.

To create the caption section

  1. Switch to Design view.
  2. On the View menu, click Sorting and Grouping.
  3. Under Group Record Source, click Orders, and set the Caption Section property to Yes.
  4. Drag the OrderID label from the Header: Orders section to the top of the Caption: Orders section and place it above the OrderID box .
  5. Drag the OrderDate label from the Header: Orders section to the top of the Caption: Orders section and place it above the OrderDate box .
  6. With the OrderDate label selected, click Properties on the View menu, and then click the Format tab.
  7. Set the FontWeight property to bold.
  8. Set the FontWeight property of the OrderID label to bold.
  9. Click Caption: Orders.
  10. On the View menu, click Properties, and then click the Format tab.
  11. Set the Height property to auto.
  12. Save the page and switch to Page view to view the results.

For more information about adding a caption section, type add a caption section in the Office Assistant or on the Answer Wizard tab in the Help window, click Search, and then click Add or remove a group's caption section on a data access page.

Next step

Step 4: Add a group filter control