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curious about command buttons

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Stu
When I have a form in view mode, the buttons at the bottom open several
other forms, such as a contact list, and a "home" page. If I leave the
cursor over the button for a second, the little yellow box comes up but
tells me "open form" since I used the wizard to create code to open the
form. Can this text in the yellow box be changed from "open form" to
"contact list" or "home"? If this can be done, how would I go about
it? This of course isn't a life or death situation for my database,
but am just more curious than anything. Any ideas?

Stuart K.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Stu wrote:
When I have a form in view mode, the buttons at the bottom open
several other forms, such as a contact list, and a "home" page. If I
leave the cursor over the button for a second, the little yellow box
comes up but tells me "open form" since I used the wizard to create
code to open the form. Can this text in the yellow box be changed
from "open form" to "contact list" or "home"? If this can be done,
how would I go about it? This of course isn't a life or death
situation for my database, but am just more curious than anything.
Any ideas?

Stuart K.


That is controlled by the ControlTipText property of the control. You will find
it on the { Other } tab of the property sheet.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Stu wrote:
When I have a form in view mode, the buttons at the bottom open several
other forms, such as a contact list, and a "home" page. If I leave the
cursor over the button for a second, the little yellow box comes up but
tells me "open form" since I used the wizard to create code to open the
form. Can this text in the yellow box be changed from "open form" to
"contact list" or "home"? If this can be done, how would I go about
it? This of course isn't a life or death situation for my database,
but am just more curious than anything. Any ideas?


In the design view of the form, select the command button and open the
properties window if it is not already open (press alt-enter). Under
the "Other" tab, go to Control tip text and bang in whatever you want.

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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The text sits in one of the properties for the button. It is called
ControlTipText, and is located two before the last on the Other tab of
the property sheet.

Stu wrote:
When I have a form in view mode, the buttons at the bottom open several
other forms, such as a contact list, and a "home" page. If I leave the
cursor over the button for a second, the little yellow box comes up but
tells me "open form" since I used the wizard to create code to open the
form. Can this text in the yellow box be changed from "open form" to
"contact list" or "home"? If this can be done, how would I go about
it? This of course isn't a life or death situation for my database,
but am just more curious than anything. Any ideas?

Stuart K.


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Nov 13 '05 #4

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So why doesn't your answer show up in my news reader before I post mine? :-)

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Nov 13 '05 #5

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Stu
Wow, lots of quick responses.
I guess that was pretty easy now that I know where to look...
Thanks Everyone...

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