Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. December 3, 2001
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You can build an Access report by using one of the many report wizards, or you can choose to build your report from scratch. If you have a form already based on the same table or query, you might want to consider a quicker approach. Simply copy the form's controls to a blank report.
First, open your form in Design view and choose Select All from the Edit menu (or individually select the controls you want to copy). Select Edit, Copy or press Ctrl-C to copy the selected controls to the Clipboard. Next, select Report from the New Object button's drop-down list. In the New Report dialog box, select Design View and click OK. Then, select Edit, Paste or press Ctrl-V to paste the controls into the report.
Of course, this shortcut won't always be appropriate, but when it is, it can be a real timesaver.