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OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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Databases are used to store data. But, how is the data put into the database? Forms are used to do this. In the language of databases, a form is a front end for data entry and editing.

A simple form consists of the fields from a table.

Fields of a simple form.

More complex forms can contain much more. These can contain additional text, graphics, selection boxes and many other elements. The figure below is made from the same table with a text label (Fuel Purchases), a list box placed in PaymentType, and a graphic background.

Simple form with additions.

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