when designing forms in Access you have (at least) two options.
use the form design wizard to layout controls for the current data source
create a blank form and palce what controls you want, where you want.
...and then edit either or both to get the look, feel and functionality you want.
if you are using unbound recordsets then you need to start with a blank form, sorry red its easier to start with a blank form
most of the Access stuff I do is for small apps, so I tenf to be lazy and use bound recordsets and get Access you 'plonk' tghe controls I need onto the form and then modify to my hearts content (or the applciations requirements). If im using a remote data source through a server then I tend to use unbound recordsets/controls and therefore start from a blank form.
I've also used blank forms / reports if there is a complex requirement that cannot be satisfied from one recordsource... eg dispalying a weekly scehdule, whewre therte may be lots for rows for a day but the user wants to see the schedule as a 5 day composite picture
I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton