Editing Form Records

In Access 2003 editing form records may seem confusing at first. This free lesson offers step-by-step instructions.


  • Open the Contact Management database.
  • Display the Contacts form, and use the status area to display each record shown.
  • Change the Contact Type of each contact record to that indicated below:
    • Assign a "Company" Contact Type for the John Smith record.
    • Assign a "Friend" Contact Type for the Michelle George record.
    • Assign a "Friend" Contact Type for the Martha Brinson record.
  • Add make-believe Mobile Phone numbers and Email Name for any record(s) missing this information.
  • Display the John Smith record.
    • Click the Calls button on the Contacts form to open the Calls table.
    • In the Subject field, type "Redesign".
    • In the Call Notes field, type "Reviewed possible plant redesign. Waiting for quote."
  • Save and close the database.