How To Create A Form In Access 2010: Working With the Layout View

How To Create A Form In Access 2010: Working With the Layout View

This simple and quick 4 minute video tutorial on how to create a form in Access 2010 covers three basic elements of creating a form from a selected table object, adding additional fields and inserting a drop-down box control all with using the newer layout view (as introduced in Microsoft Access 2007).

Using the quickest steps to creating a form removes the need to use a wizard and even visit the design view mode at all making this the quickest way to create a form.

Of course there are some limitations  but again in this video by learning to take advantage of the intuitive ribbon bar you will handle the essentials at a click of a button or two.

How To Create A Form In Access 2010: Working With the Layout View

If you haven’t yet moved from version 2003 (or earlier) then of course you are missing out with this method of creating Access forms. You may want to quickly review what is new with versions 2007 & 2010.

how to create a form in access 2010

For the more seasoned user, this view may be too basic but for intermediate and especially the beginner this is a perfect way to remove the busy looking elements & features that may at least first confuse you.

There are various ways in how to create a form in Access 2010 (and also with all other versions too) but sometimes this version certainly encourages you to take advantage of the newer layout view.

At some point, it will beneficial to master the other two more conventional views; that is the design and form views to release the full functionality for the intended role. Just think of the layout view of taking the best (or basics) of the older views into one.

My eBook on How to Build Microsoft Access Database Forms covers the traditional aspects and methods with form creation including:

  • Understanding different types of Forms and their uses
  • The techniques in building an Access Form for all levels
  • Mastering the correct conventions used avoiding the common errors
  • A step by step guide for new users (using templates and wizards)
  • Mastering the all important combined properties to release the power of a Form
  • Creating Dialog (modal) screens and Menu Navigation interfaces
  • Using Macros and some easy VBA code
  • Download free sample data to test and follow my examples

This is just one of seven eBooks that I offer and they all follow the same database examples and flow between the main objects to master your Access database experience. Take a look at the offer pages too – they are all guaranteed!

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