Inserting Tabs into existing layout
How do I insert tabs into an existing layout? I've added tabs, but they open into a new screen to allow me to move items.
Here's a step by step taken from a sample file. If you compare what I'm doing to what you did, it might give you a clue:
I have two fields on my layout: ForeignKey and SerialNumber with label text for each.
I click the Tab Control Button in the status area and draw a large rectangle on my screen.
I create two tabs named "Tab One" and "Tab Two" respectively.
I click on the Text tool, click inside Tab One and then enter a "1"
I then drag the field and layout text for ForeignKey so that both are completely inside the boundaries of the tab control.
I then click on Tab Two to select it. The objects I added to Tab One disappear.
I use the Text tool to add a "2" to this tab and drag the remaining field and label text onto this tab.
I save my changes and return to browse mode.
I can see Tab One with "1", the ForeignKey field and label
I click on Tab Two and I see "2", the serialNumber field and its label
Not sure what you are describing here.
Using the add tab control button adds a tab control to your layout and opens a dialog where you can specify how many tabs you want, what text to use for a label on each tab and other settings.
Is this what you are seeing?
I'm using an existing database w/o tabs. I am trying to seperate key items using a tab layout. I have been able to create the tabs, but when I move items onto tab sheet, they appear on top of each other so that the tabs don't work like they should. I've spent 2 days on this and can't figure it out. I don't want to have to start over and reenter my data and I need to use the existing database.
Each object, layout text, field, button... that you want to add to a tab has to become attached to a specific tab in the tab control.
I'll try again and will let you know. However, I'd DONE for today!! :smileyhappy:
Thanks so much for your help!!
I found what I was doing wrong. I was adding my tab in the header area therefore it would not function properly. I fixed it and it works great. Thanks so much for your help.
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