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How do I include more Help options for really inexperienced users?



 
 
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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.tablesdbdesign
Laura
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Default How do I include more Help options for really inexperienced users?

Things like on the forms (beside each label), how can i include a question
mark symbol that, when the mouse hovers over it, shows the format needed for
the data that should be input? e.g. contact number - 028 90 000000
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Old March 15th, 2010, 09:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.tablesdbdesign
Steve[_77_]
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Default How do I include more Help options for really inexperienced users?

You can easily do this with the Control Tip Text property. Open your form in
design view and select the control which you want to show the format for.
Open properties and go to the Other tab. Type in your example format in the
Control Tip Text property.

Steve



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Things like on the forms (beside each label), how can i include a question
mark symbol that, when the mouse hovers over it, shows the format needed
for
the data that should be input? e.g. contact number - 028 90 000000



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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.tablesdbdesign
Jeff Boyce
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Default How do I include more Help options for really inexperienced users?

Laura

Forcing your users to follow your formatting may leave them less likely to
use your application.

What about the idea of you adding validation code that reformats what they
enter into the "proper form"?

Regards

Jeff Boyce
Microsoft Access MVP

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Things like on the forms (beside each label), how can i include a question
mark symbol that, when the mouse hovers over it, shows the format needed
for
the data that should be input? e.g. contact number - 028 90 000000



 




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