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Accessibility keys - form & report design

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Hi

Have 'googled' and no luck (after 2 hours!) - hope someone here can
help.

Access 2003

I am looking (for a visually impaired student of mine) at how to insert
unbound controls in to a form or report. I can get the field list &
toolbox visible from the view menu and I can move to the field list
using F8. I can then insert a bound field using Enter.

How can we get to the Toolbox?

How can we insert an unbound control?

Sure I am being stupid and it will be an obvious answer - sorry if it
is :o)

regards

Stuart

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Maybe it is not so obvious? Or maybe it is so blatent everyone thinks
it's beneath them to answer :o)

I suppose I could get onto Microsoft.

TIA

Stuart

Nov 13 '05 #2

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A bound control can be changed to an unbound one by deleting its
ControlSource value. I'm not sure how you'd do it using keystrokes
alone. It's the first value under the Data tab and the second value
under the All tab in A97.

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Ta James

Yup, once a control is on the form, it isn't a problem, it's just the
wizards don't seem available if you change a control rather than
creating it from the toolbox - and it was getting to the toolbox using
the keyboard that seems to be the issue.

Thankfully someone over at ms.pub.access.forms has dealt with this and
was able to pass on a couple of suggestions (for those that catch this
through groups.google & want to know, use Alt to put the focus on the
menu toolbar, then use ctrl-tab to cycle through the toolbars visible).

Thanks for the suggestion.

Stuart

Nov 13 '05 #4

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