Layout view and Design view are the two views in which you can make design changes to forms. You can use either view to perform many of the same design and layout tasks, but certain tasks are easier to perform in one view than they are in the other. This article describes the similarities and differences between Layout view and Design view, and shows you how to perform some common form design tasks in each view.
Note: Although this article is written with forms in mind, many of the concepts also apply to modifying reports.
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Understand Layout view and Design view
Layout view Layout view is a more visually-oriented view than Design view. While viewing a form in Layout view, each control displays real data. As a