You'll usually want to use the Form Wizard to create a form. It's almost easier to create and modify a form using the Form Wizard than it is to create one from scratch.
- Click the Create tab on the ribbon.
- Click Form Wizard.
The Form Wizard appears. Anytime you create a form, you must tell Access which table or query you want to use for your form.
- lick the Tables/Queries list arrow and select the table or query you want to use to create your form.
- Click the Tables/Queries list arrow and select the table or query you want to use to create your form.
Now that you have specified the table, you need to tell the Wizard which fields you want to display on the form. To add a field to the form, you can either double-click the field or select the field and click the right arrow button.
- Double-click the fields that you want to appear on the form.
- Click Next.
Next the Form Wizard asks how you want to lay out the data on the form. There are a few different layout options:
- Columnar: Displays one record at a time in a format that's easy to read.
- Tabular: Displays multiple records at a time.
- Datasheet: Displays multiple records at a time and looks like a table in Datasheet view.
- Justified: Displays one record at a time. The format usually creates complicated forms that are difficult to work with.
- Select a layout option and click Next.
- Enter a title for your form and click Finish.
The Form Wizard creates the new form and displays it on screen.