Locking a Tool (Access 97 and later)

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When you select a tool other than the Select Objects tool, that tool becomes deselected after you use it to place a control on your form. If you plan to create several controls using the same tool—for example, a series of check boxes in an option group—double-click the control button in the toolbox to “lock” it. You can unlock it by clicking any other tool button (including the Select Objects tool).