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Instructions and Help about How Form 2220 Navigation

If you've used any of the Access 2010 web database templates, you've used a navigation form in the Contacts web database. - The main form in the navigation form contains a navigation control, which in turn contains several different forms and reports. - This allows you to easily switch between them, effectively turning the form into a kind of switchboard or home page for your database. - This is particularly useful for web databases because the Access navigation pane is not available in a web browser. - The navigation control consists of a series of navigation buttons that resemble tabs and the object pane where the form or report is displayed. - Now, let's build a navigation form from scratch to see how it's done. - First, close the main form and then click the Create tab. - Instead of starting with a blank form and adding a navigation control to it, Access provides a quicker way. - Just click on "Navigation" and then select the style of navigation control you want. - For this example, let's stick with the standard horizontal tab configuration. - After creating the new blank navigation form, close the field list and open the navigation pane. - On the first tab, we want to show the contact data sheet form. - One way to add an object to a tab is to simply type the object's name on the tab. - Click the "Add New Tab" to select it and then click again to enter edit mode. - Type the object name and press ENTER. Voila, we have our first tab. - Now that the object is attached to the tab, you can rename the tab by clicking again and typing the desired name. - Another way to add an object to the navigation control...