Are your users frequently typing today's date into their forms? You can set the default properties for the date field so that they will never have to type the date again. For example, say you use a form based on the Orders table for entering each day's orders as they are processed. Follow these steps:
- Open the Orders table in Design View.
- Click on the Date field.
- In the Table Properties window, click in the Default text box and enter Date().
- Click the drop-down arrow of the Format text box and select Short Date (Figure A).
- Save the table.
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