How do I slow down my use of Access!!

Copper Contributor

I'm a new user of Access. I've developed a  database to manage the membership of a small fishing club. I've used it once in anger and my problem is that it is too quick and easy to use! I find that I race ahead and then forget whether I have updated all of the fields; in particular has the member renewed! What I need is a way to stop myself proceeding until I've completed everything. Ideally there would be something that perhaps shows (in a different colour?) that a field had not been updated. Either that or perhaps something that simply stopped me proceeding until everything had been checked and updated. Your advice or suggestions would be gratefully received. 

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Perhaps the solution would be to make some fields required at the table level. That way, you'll get an error if you try to save a record with one or more of those required values missing.