How do you create forms from scratch?


Quick Answer

To create forms from scratch, open Microsoft Access 2013, click File, select the appropriate table and click Create. Choose the Create Form option, edit the layout and format to create the finished product.

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Full Answer

After the form is created, Microsoft Access 2013 automatically switches to Layout View. This is where the layout of the form can be edited. If the form is not automatically switched into Layout View after creation, click the drop-down box under the Office button, and choose it. Click the Design tab to access the tools necessary to rearrange, change or otherwise alter the layout of the created form.

After a satisfactory layout is designed, click the Format tab to experiment with or change the layout of the form. Use the presented icons to change the color and size of the font of text, as well as the grid lines around specific fields. Choose specific fonts, and create a logo.

To use the finished form, switch the document into Form View. To do so, click View to present the drop-down menu. From the drop-down menu, select View. Enter information into the form, or print it to make physical copies for use. Save the document to the computer's hard drive for later use.

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