create a recordset to return the data from the TblContactType table
in design, select the ContactType form element and delete it
in the property inspector, click the dynamic button.
set it tot use the TblContactType recordset, use the ID for the value and the name column for the label.
on the update page, click the lightning bolt next to select value equal to and select the ContactType column from the main recordset (not the TblContactType recordset)
Will try the manual way in the morning Jason, its late here in UK now. Am I right in thinking the above steps are done in designer view of insert/update pages?