Forms and design

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Forms and design

  1. 1. Creating a database<br />Forms and Design<br />
  2. 2. What is a form /Screen design?<br /><ul><li>used to allow the user to type data into the system.
  3. 3. You can design boxes on the screen where the user can type in the data.</li></li></ul><li>Criteria for designing a good form for data entry<br />Attractive,easy and quick to fill in and workable.<br />Provides helpful prompts.<br />Form design should contain headings, instruction and sections.<br />
  4. 4. Command button usually apply in the form.<br />Text box – display message or provide a place for a user to enter data.<br />Toggle button – used to represent on or off status.<br />List box – displays a list of choices that the usercan select.<br />Drop down list down box – displays the current selection. When the user clicks the arrow, a list of the available choices display.<br />
  5. 5. Command button usually apply in the form.<br />Option button / radio button – represents one choice in a set of options. The user can select only one option at a time.<br />Check box – used to select one or more choices from a group. Selected options are represented by a check mark or an X.<br />Calendar control – allows the user to select a date that the system will use as a field value.<br />
  6. 6. Examples of forms<br />
  7. 7. Examples of forms<br />
  8. 8. What is a report?<br />summaries of the data held on a database. They have a date and a title and contain neat columns of data. Reports are usually printed on paper.<br />
  9. 9. Examples of report :<br />
  10. 10. Examples of report :<br />

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