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Subformss, Tab Controls, and Forms
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I am creating a case management database. I have created a Main form called Participants.

There are several themes which must be completed for each participant: Personal Information, Personal Assessment, Personal Plans, Notes, and Other.

I thought of using a tab control for each theme.

I want to create subforms for each theme. That is, I want to create subforms for each subject area, etc.

I read on this board that you can't but a tab control within a tab control, but you can create subforms that would individually contain a tab control.

The issue is not creating the subform but I get the message "Can't build a link between unbound forms".

The SourceObject is set to the name of my subform. On this form, I have a form control with 2 tabs for each of my forms.

How do I get this to link to the master (I.e. main) form?
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and thanks in advance,

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