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Create and Modify a Navigation Form

How to Create and Modify a Navigation Form in Access

Create and Modify a Navigation Form

You can also create forms from Access’s Navigations forms. A Navigation form is a premade template that is quick and easy to work with.

Create a Navigation Form

  1. Click the Create tab on the ribbon.
  2. Click the Navigation button.

    A menu of Navigation forms appears.

  3. Select a Navigation layout.
    Create a Navigation Form

    The Navigation form appears in Layout View, ready for you to design.

  4. Click objects from the Navigation Pane and drag them to the [Add New] section of the form.
  5. Click the Save button on the Quick Access toolbar.
  6. Type a name in the Form Name field and click OK.
    Create a Navigation Form

Access saves the Navigation form.

Set a Startup Form

If you use a form often, you can set it as a startup form and have it display every time you open the database that it is saved in.

  1. Click the File tab on the ribbon.
    Set a Startup Form
  2. Select Options.
    Set a Startup Form

    The Access Options dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Current Database tab.
  4. Click the Display Form list arrow and select the form that you want to use as the startup form.
  5. Click OK.
    Set a Startup Form

The form will now appear whenever you open the current database.

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