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asked 2016-09-10 07:28:29 +0200

Bhat59 gravatar image

Is it possible to create tabbed forms within a main form in LibreOffice Base? I have created a similar form in MS Access. I would like to repeat a similar form in LibreOffice. Thanks in advance for the help. -- Bhat59 (I tried to upload an image but it says >3 Points required to upload files)

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answered 2016-09-10 16:29:37 +0200

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updated 2016-09-10 22:57:58 +0200

There are no tabbed forms in Base. You can, using macros, simulate this by hiding and revealing controls with push buttons but this can be quite a mess in designing the form. There have also been some attempts to use other methods (see this post) but nothing which seems to work consistently.


As an afterthought, attached is a simple form which hide and reveals sections using the push buttons at the top of the form. This IS using macros.


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This is really great! You're very helpful. Thank you very much. I was wondering how to work with a form that has a lot of sections (now I know how to call them) and it was too wide. Now I splited it in some sections and hide/show as I need.

kaduleite gravatar imagekaduleite ( 2018-04-21 23:07:41 +0200 )edit

@kaduleite Thanks for the comment. When using sections & forms, do NOT use Label controls on the forms. Instead use Text Boxes and set wanted text in Default text property. Also set tab stop to no. Label controls on forms using sections will cause some headaches.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-04-22 04:34:00 +0200 )edit

Almost forgot. There is a better example posted here -> Request: .odb Database for own Questions and Answers on Ask.LibreOffice in my answer. I use this almost daily and it has more sections and different controls (including text boxes for labels).

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2018-04-22 05:06:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-09-11 11:57:44 +0200

Here : you can see an example with macro.

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