troubleshooting Question

How do I bind a table in Access 2013 to a form

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Good evening Experts,

It has been a few years since I have dabbled in access databases and forms  used as front ends. What I am trying to do is to populate fields on the form from a drop down menu. I will show you an example below to show you what I am attempting.

Here is the form view:
!Here is the design view
As you can see I have a table  but it is not completely linked to the form. I know that I should have created the table then highlighted it to create an automatic form , but I didn't do it that way. I put the egg before the chicken so to speak, meaning that I created the form from scratch based upon a word document: see picture below:

From the form I am attempting to populate the address, city, state and zip fields from the drop down menu that has all of the contract numbers (unique). However when I try to choose a contract from the drop down menu it gives the following error:

Control cant be edited. It is bound to the expression  [tsgCustomerTbl]![CustomerName]

I thought that I had bound the table to the form when I formated the properties sheet as follows the appropriate control source, row source and row source type

You will notice I tried to bind customer name:


So now you know as much as I do. I am hoping someone can help me find a way  to help me achieve  the population of the aforementioned fields from the table to the form.
Thank you in advance for your support.

John Tsioumpris
IT Supervisor
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