Not everybody is as confident with Microsoft Access databases as you are. Most users feel intimidated and afraid – rightly so – to make mistakes. So make their use of the database easier with big navigation controls. In a previous tip, you learned how to Find records faster with a dropdown in Microsoft Access forms, today you will see how to replace the small navigation buttons in Microsoft Access forms with large, non-threatening, user-friendly buttons.
Video: Make Microsoft Access forms more user-friendly with big navigation controls
Adding command buttons for navigation to a form
Switch to Design view
Display the Toolbox if it is not visible by clicking Toolbox
Click Command Button on the toolbox
Follow the steps of the Command Button Wizard
choose the type of button and associated command
change the appearance if required
assign a name to the button (useful if you further programme the form)
This is the form with the two large navigation buttons you created which are more user-frienldy ways to guide users.
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