Create a form by using the Multiple Items tool

A multiple item form, sometimes referred to as a continuous form, lets you show information from more than one record at a time. A multiple item form can resemble a datasheet when you first create it, as shown in the following illustration:

A multiple item form

The data is arranged in rows and columns, 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.

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. Button image

    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. For more information about form views, see the article Which view should I use: Layout view or Design view?.

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

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

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