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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Aligning and Sizing Controls in Design View

To learn how to customize a form, open the HousingDataCopy.accdb sample client database. You need a form to edit and display employee data, and the easiest way to get started is to create a blank form based on the tblEmployees table. On the Create tab, in the Forms group, click the Blank Form button. A blank form grid appears in Layout view with the field list showing on the right side of the screen. Switch to Design view by clicking the small arrow below the View button in the Views group on either the Home tab or the Design contextual tab under Form Layout Tools. Right now the form is unbound—meaning there is no Record Source—so you need to bind this form to the tblEmployees table. Click the Property ...

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