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Is it possible in Access 2013 to have an entry tip (like a tool tip) which will be displayed as soon as one enters a text field to enter data? The tip will inform what kind of data is required to be entered in the field.
 

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Hi. You could try using the Format property of the Textbox to provide the info when the value is Null.
 

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I blogged about something which might be of interest on my website here:-

 

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What I did was I reserved a "FieldHelp" text box on my forms. (I had the screen space for it.) For each data-entry or data-selection control, the "GotFocus" routine did something like

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[FieldHelp] = "Enter the part number in nnn-nnnnn format."
   {OR}
[FieldHelp] = "Select the correct size from the drop-down list."
   {OR}
[FieldHelp] = "Check this box to indicate that the shipment requires special handling such as a FRAGILE tag."
In the corresponding "LostFocus" event I erased the box.
 

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I do the same as the Doc but using a MouseMove event.
To clear the help message, I use an empty string in the MouseMove event for the form's Detail section
 

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Is it possible in Access 2013 to have an entry tip (like a tool tip)
This is NOT a tool tip, but might be an option.

I have a "Nifty Help System". Basically a form pops open from the double click event of a control. If you're using the double click event for something else, you can use a command button. The first stage is someone who understands the database functionality clicks on all of the controls and makes helpful comments. These are stored in a table. With the a slight alteration to the form, you protect the help information. The user double-clicks the Text-box, Combo etc, just when they need help. There's more about the "Nifty Help System" on my website here:- "Nifty Help System" - https://www.niftyaccess.com/nifty-help-system/ If you would like a free copy let me know, and I will tell you how you can get it for free.
 

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I blogged about something which might be of interest on my website here:-

Thanks. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I do the same as the Doc but using a MouseMove event.
To clear the help message, I use an empty string in the MouseMove event for the form's Detail section
Thanks. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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What I did was I reserved a "FieldHelp" text box on my forms. (I had the screen space for it.) For each data-entry or data-selection control, the "GotFocus" routine did something like

Code:
[FieldHelp] = "Enter the part number in nnn-nnnnn format."
   {OR}
[FieldHelp] = "Select the correct size from the drop-down list."
   {OR}
[FieldHelp] = "Check this box to indicate that the shipment requires special handling such as a FRAGILE tag."
In the corresponding "LostFocus" event I erased the box.
Thanks. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Kundan

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I blogged about something which might be of interest on my website here:-

I am unable to locate the downloadable sample MS Access DB on the Access World Forum's website.
 

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The Tip-Text for each text box can be saved in their Tag Property and display it in a Label Caption, in the footer/Header of the Form, on the GotFocus() Event:
Code:
Private Sub Units_GotFocus()
    Me.Label2.Caption = Units.Tag
End Sub
 

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The Tip-Text for each text box can be saved in their Tag Property and display it in a Label Caption, in the footer/Header of the Form, on the GotFocus() Event:
Code:
Private Sub Units_GotFocus()
    Me.Label2.Caption = Units.Tag
End Sub
Thanks. Good idea. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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