How to use tab controls in Microsoft Access forms
Microsoft Access tutorial covering Tab controls. Tab controls are useful for organizing the information on a form. They allow you to create multiple pages within a single form, each with its own set of controls. To use tab controls in Microsoft Access forms, follow these steps:

1. Open the form in Design View and select the Tab Control tool from the toolbox.
2. Click and drag on the form where you want to place the tab control. You can resize it later if needed.
3. To add a new page to the tab control, right-click on the tab control and select Insert Page from the shortcut menu. You can also use the Insert Page button on the Property Sheet.
4. To rename a page, double-click on its tab and type a new name in the Caption property.
5. To move or reorder a page, right-click on its tab and select Move from the shortcut menu. You can then choose to move it left or right, or to the first or last position.
6. To delete a page, right-click on its tab and select Delete from the shortcut menu. You can also use the Delete button on the Property Sheet.
7. To add controls to a page, select the page by clicking on its tab and then use the toolbox to draw the controls on the page. You can set the properties of each control as usual.
8. To switch between pages at runtime, click on the tabs or use the Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab keyboard shortcuts.
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