Working with Access
When working in Form or Report Design View, access the Properties dialog box to modify the properties of an object. To do this, select an object and click the Properties button on the Form or Report Design toolbar, or right–click an object and select Properties from the shortcut menu.
When you’re finished modifying the properties of one object and you want to select another, you don’t have to close the Properties dialog box first. Instead, move it out of the way and keep it open – the Properties dialog box automatically updates to display the properties for any new object you select as soon as you select it.