Microsoft Access – using captions for field names

When you create a field name within an Access table, you may use a name that is useful to the developer, e.g. strSurname, indicating that the field is text, but it may not be that user-friendly for the person using the table or related form.

If, however, you enter a caption for the field, this caption will be displayed instead of the field name in all views apart from Design view.

To give a caption to a field, open the table in Design view and select the field to which you wish to add a caption. In the Field Properties pane at the bottom, type in your required caption in the Caption box on the General tab.

To find out more about our Microsoft Access training courses Sydney, Australia, please visit http://www.jmdtraining.com.au/microsoft-office-training/microsoft-access-training.

To find out more about our Microsoft Access training courses London, UK, please visit http://www.jmdtraining.co.uk/microsoft-office-training/microsoft-access-training

About these ads

About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
This entry was posted in Microsoft Access, Microsoft Access 2003, Microsoft Access 2007, Microsoft Access 2010 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s