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This article is a tutorial for working with associated labels in Access's user interface. A related topic, referring to associated labels through VBA can be found here: http://www.utteraccess.com/wiki/Reference_a_control%27s_label

Labels in Access can be either independent or attached/associated with other controls.

The labels that are by default attached to textboxes and other controls can be detached by two methods:

- Click on the associated label - Use CTRL-X to remove the label - Click on the bar at the top of the section in which you want the label, and Use CTRL-V to paste it back into the form or report as an unassociated label

Or, as introduced in Office 365/Access 2016.

- Right-Click on the textbox (or other control) and select 'Properties' - On the property sheet, under the 'Other' tab, clear the Label Name property.


Likewise, you can attach labels to textboxes and other controls by the following two methods:

- Click on the independent label that you want to attach to a textbox or other control, and use CTRL-X to remove the label - Select the control you want the label associated wit - CTRL-V to paste it into the form or report as a label associated with the selected control

Or, as introduced in Office 365/Access 2016.

- Right-Click on the textbox (or other control) and select 'Properties' - On the property sheet, under the 'Other' tab, type the name of the label that you want to associate with the control

As an aside, the Label Name property offers a convenient way to maintain good, logical naming conventions with your associated labels.

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