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OpenOffice Tutorial: Enter data into a form using the context menu

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Enter data into a form using the context menu
  1. To enter data into a form using the context menu, first make sure you're in the forms view by clicking here on the "Forms" icon.
  2. Then, you should see a list of available forms here. Right click on the form you want to enter data in.
  3. Afterwards, the context menu should appear. Just click on "Open" to view this form.
  4. OpenOffice.org Writer should open containing the form. Notice that you will be taken to see the first record made once this happens.
  5. To enter data for a new record click here on the "Next Record" button until you reach a blank form.
  6. Once in the blank form, just enter your data in their appropriate fields by clicking on the fields and typing in data.
  7. Be sure to enter the right data on the right field otherwise the database may have errors.
  8. Take note as well that fields with the "AutoField" feature don't have to be filled in since this is done automatically.
  9. Just finish filling out the fields as necessary.
  10. Once you're done entering data, save it by clicking on this diskette icon. This is the "Save Record" button.
  11. Great! We have entered data into the form and saved it. Now, close the form by clicking on this "X" icon here.
  12. Congratulations! You have learned how to enter data to a form using the context menu.

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Enter data into a form using the context menu

This screencast demonstrates how to enter data into a form using the You learn:

  • How to open a form for entering data.
  • How to go to a blank form.
  • How to enter data.
  • How to save entered data.

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