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Make it easy for users to change entries made to Access forms

If you provide your users with an Undo button, they'll be able to cancel changes made to a record without having to retype or delete entries made to a field. Here's a look at how to use the Command Button Wizard to create one.

You can make it easier for users to update records by adding an Undo button to a form. The Undo button will allow them to cancel changes made to a record without having to go back and retype or delete entries made to a field. Follow these steps to add an Undo button to a form:

  1. Open the form in Design view.
  2. Right-click any toolbar and click Toolbox. Click to activate the Control Wizards button, if necessary, and then click the Command button tool. (In Word 2007, in the Form Design Tools tab, click to activate the Use Control Wizards button in the Controls group, if necessary, and click the Command button.
  3. Click and drag in the form where you want to locate the command button.
  4. Under Categories, click Record Operations.
  5. Under Actions, click Undo Record.

  1. Click Next.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Enter cmdUndoRecord.
  4. Click Finish.


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