Originally Posted by stell
I'm trying to avoid having the employee have to put down the scanner and manually create a new form every time.
Instead of scanning the barcode directly into a text box attached to a field in the underlying table, scan into an unbound text box. When you make a scan the barcode scanner is set up to key in the data from the barcode and then mimic pressing the enter key. The "Enter Key Press simulation" triggers the after update event of the unbound text box. Write code in the after update event which takes the information from the unbound textbox, places it into the relevant bound textbox, clears the unbound textbox ready for the next entry. I've found this arrangement enables quite a high speed of data entry, and completely under your control.