"What I want to be able to do is not allow the user to enter any data into a particular record until one or more (out of 6 or 7) check boxes have been checked."

So you have 6 or 7 check boxes, they're at the top or left of the screen
somewhere, and they have to check at least one of them before they enter
data on the form. . .

Use OnOpen and/or OnCurrent for the form, disable all of the
text boxes, and toggle the enabled state as they check the boxes. . .

Private Sub Form_Current()
	Call TextBoxes(False)
End Sub

Private Sub TextBoxes(whichway As Boolean)
	Me!SomeOtherControl.SetFocus
	For Each ctl in frm.Controls
		If ctl.ControlType = acTextBox Then
			ctl.Enabled = whichway
		End If
	End For
End Sub

For each of the checkboxes, add an OnClick:

Private Sub Check1_Click()
	Call IsItOK
End Sub
'
Private Sub Check2_Click()
	Call IsItOK
End Sub
'

etc etc

Private Sub IsItOK()
	With Me
		If .Check1 Or .Check2 Or .Check3 ... etc etc Then
			Call TextBoxes(True)
		Else
			Call TextBoxes(False)
		End If
	End With
End Sub

This is kind of a "brute force" approach, but if you add or remove text
boxes it will still keep working.