Creating and Using Forms

In this Access forms tutorial you will learn how to create and use forms to know exactly what data to enter into your Access database.

Creating a form

Access 2007 has several automatic tools for creating forms. These tools are located in the Forms group on the Create tab in the Ribbon, as seen below:

Forms GroupForms Command Group

Access 2007 forms tools include:

To create a form using the Form command:

The basic Form command is the one we suggest because it allows you to see just one record at a time. It also includes all of the fields in your source table for you, and you can modify the layout of the basic form to hide fields or add controls:

The newly created form has the same name as the source table by default. You can give the form a new name by saving the form. You will be prompted to give the form a name.