Microsoft Access: Designing and Automating Forms

Microsoft Access Training Series | Level 2

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Access® Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): Live classroom (LC) | Virtual classroom (VC)

Course Dates: May 13, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $245 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $275 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $325 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Alternate Course(s): This course is equivalent to day 1 of the Microsoft Access: Intermediate / Advanced course.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Public scheduled courses are delivered as live classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). All courses are instructor-led.

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Course Overview

Move to the next level in this hands-on course and learn some of the more advanced tools for designing forms in Microsoft Access. Students will be introduced to design forms with different types of controls such as list boxes, combo boxes and option groups. Forms, subforms and linked forms will be created to display related data. Students will also learn to create navigation forms, navigation buttons and main menu forms. At the end of the course, students will create simple macros using the Macro Designer to automate repetitive actions in Access. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Access: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft Access courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Customizing Microsoft Access

  • Adding useful buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar for form design
  • Setting key Access options for forms

Designing Forms Based On One or More Tables

  • Creating relationships between tables
  • Designing forms using fields from multiple tables (multi-table forms)
  • Locking specific controls to prevent data entry on a form

Validating Data Entry

  • Entering validation rules and messages to prevent data entry errors
  • Creating input masks to ensure users enter data with specific characters

Customizing Form Appearance

  • Customizing form backgrounds using custom colors
  • Using image backgrounds
  • Inserting an image or logo on a form
  • Applying the same form design format to multiple forms

Using Different Types of Controls on Forms

  • Adding combo boxes or drop-down lists
  • Creating option buttons in option groups
  • Adding toggle buttons
  • Organizing forms using tab controls
  • Adding navigation or command buttons to forms

Creating Calculations on Forms

  • Creating calculations on forms
  • Syntax for calculated controls

Displaying Related Data in Subforms and Linked Forms

  • Creating forms with subform controls  to display related data
  • Using linked forms to display related data from another table

Creating Main Menu Forms

  • Creating main menu forms to launch on start up
  • Adding and removing buttons on a main menu form
  • Adding buttons to other forms to display a main menu form

Getting Started with Macros to Automate Forms

  • Creating simple macros to automate common tasks such as opening and closing forms
  • Attaching an embedded macro to a button
  • Working in the Macro Builder or Designer
  • Displaying actionns
  • Adding and editing macro actions and arguments

*Prices subject to change.

Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some live classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom training on a date that's convenient for you.

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Microsoft Access: Designing and Automating Forms Course (Online in Virtual Classroom Format or in Toronto)
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