If no new records are created in the related child tables then nothing will be displayed from them in your layout.
Thanks for the response. I can see what you mean, as i enter data into the first field from the child table all the auto-entered data appears...
Is there a way around this? if not i can just put a lable above each field, but i was trying to make it look a little less "busy"
The question is whether all parent records actually DO need data from the child tables. A simple example: a contacts table related to a table, let's say Mobile Phone. If a contact doesn't have a mobile phone, then of course the mobile phone number field from the child table will be empty on your layout based on the parent, or contacts table.
I would like to elaborate, but typing on this forum is just too frustrating. I give up.
Yes looking at it that way, it makes total scenes, and of course if the field is unused then it would have the auto entered data left there unless its deleted or removed with a calculation or similar.
I will use labels I think.
Thanks for your help.