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LibreOffice Base Tutorial #5 – Creating Forms
Base is the database management program component of LibreOffice that brings all the necessary tools and features needed to achieve professional results in your daily tasks either at home or at work helping you to cope with difficult and tedious database design, creation and management tasks in an easy and simple way. Today I'm going to show you how to create forms.
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To create a new form for your existing database you have to click on the Form button in the Database panel on the left of the interface:
From the Tasks select Use Wizard to Create Form.
The Form Wizard will appear and in the left panel you can see a numbered list of the tasks you have to go through to get your form created.
Start by selecting the Table you want to make a form for. The select the fields you want your form to contain, for this example I selected all of them.
Click Next and make sure the Add Subform button is NOT checked.
Next again and you get to the arrange controls step. Select the Columnar – Labels on Top.
Next for the following 2 steps (Set data entry and Apply styles) and in the 3rd you can enter the name I used the name corresponding to the table “Albums”
Click on Finish and you'll get the form where you can start entering data:
As you can see the first record is shown. In an upcoming tutorial I'll show you how to create new records, so stay tuned!!
Creating a new form is dead simple and straightforward thanks to Base´s wizard. Base is a phenomenal database management program and front-end, give it a try by downloading LibreOffice 100% free from the link below. All GoFree.com programs are fully tested to be virus and other malware free.