Create a form by using the Multiple Items tool

A multiple item form, also known as a continuous form, lets you show information from more than one record at a time. The data is arranged in rows and columns (similar to a datasheet), and multiple records are displayed at a time. However, because it is a form, there are more customization options than with a datasheet. You can add features such as graphical elements, buttons, and other controls.

Note: The functionality explained in this article does not apply to “Access apps.” For more information about working with Access apps, please see <insert link to placeholder topic>


Create a multiple item form

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click the table or query that contains the data that you want to see on the form.

  2. On the Create tab, in the Forms group, click Multiple Items. If Multiple Items is not available, click More Forms, and then click Multiple Items.

    Access creates the form and displays it in Layout view. In Layout view, you can make design changes to the form while it is displaying data. For example, you can adjust the size of the text boxes to fit the data.

  3. To begin using the form, switch to Form view:

    • On the Home tab, in the Views group, click View, and then click Form View.

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