Using the Form Navigation Caption in Microsoft Access 2007,
2010 and 2013
Provided by: Aparna Pophale, Quality Assurance Specialist
In Microsoft Access 2003 and earlier, the navigation bar for a
form always referenced the rows as a “Record”:
This wasn’t very descriptive for the actual data, and
was confusing if there were multiple navigation bars associated with
different subforms all displayed on the same form.
With MS Access 2007/2010/2013, you can customize this with the form
property “Navigation Caption” for your Navigation Bar.
To make a Navigation Caption enabled, select a form in
design view and open the property sheet. Set the Navigation Buttons
property to Yes. To show the Navigation Caption, this property should be
always set to Yes. Type the suitable Navigation Caption for a Form
showing record count and record information. Rather than the default
word "Record", you can display your own word.
For example, the following screenshot taken from
Total Access Analyzer shows
Navigation Caption “Item” to show documented various database items.
As part of its database analysis,
Total Access Analyzer
detects forms that have the default navigation caption.