How to Add a Label to the Form Header in Microsoft Access 2007

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Add a label to the form header in Microsoft Access 2007 by editing the form in Design view. Labels can help you keep data organized, and provide you with a quick way to recognize Microsoft Access forms. You can use a variety of form tools to label this section of your Access form. Customize the label control by using the Property Sheet to further enhance the label.

  • Open Access 2007. Click the "Office" button and select "Open." Locate the database. Double-click the database to open it.

  • Double-click on the form in the Navigation Pane to open it. Click the "View" icon on the "Home" tab. Select "Design." Microsoft Access will display the form in Design view.

  • Expand the header section by moving the mouse to the top of the form. The cursor will become an up-and-down-arrow. Click and drag the section down to expose the form header.

  • Click "Label" in the "Controls" group on the ribbon. Your cursor will become a cross-hairs shape. Click and drag to draw a box in the header section. Type the text for the label into the newly-drawn box. Click "Enter."

  • Click the "Save" icon to save your changes. Click the "View" icon, then click "Form View" to see the updated form.

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