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Form Design 101
Form Design Tools
When you're in form design view, Access offers a good set of design tools on the format menu - it's easy to align and size and space controls. Or at least, it's easy if you're a keyboard-oriented person. If you're a mouse-oriented person, you'll go nuts going click-click-click to perform these operations. That's when a custom toolbar comes in very handy. Try this (instructions are for Access 2002, but it's much the same for Access 2000 or 97):
Forms are like Dishwashers
Access forms are like dishwashers, because you have to open them before you can load them. That is, the Open event fires before the Load event. (It works on the other end of the lifecycle, too: the Unload event fires before the Close event).
Though this seems like a minor distinction, there are times when this sort of thing becomes important. For example, the data in a bound form isn't available until the Load event has fired first. So, although you can manipulate unbound controls in the Open event, hold off until the Load event if you want to do anything with a bound control.
(acquired from Larkware excerpts)
This page was originally ported from the UtterAccess Forums. It is based heavily or in part on a post by http://www.utteraccess.com/forum/CyberCow-m8755.html CyberCow.