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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Stop fields in report from resizing in unison

    This is probably an easy setting change, but I can't seem to find it after several attempts of looking.
    In Access 2007, when I create a report from the report wizard it always links the fields together so that when you resize a field, it resizes the others to fill in the space. I also can't move the field to another place in the report. The only way to avoid this linking is to select "Justified", but I don't like the way it look and I have to do a lot of work to move it all around, thus denying the usefulness of the wizard. It's very frustrating and didn't seem to do this in previous versions of Access.

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    Most people find this behavior desirable, which was why Microsoft added it as the default in v2007. Here's a link that explains how to un-connect the controls:

    Access Junkie FAQ_12
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything foolproof...is that fools are so darn ingenious!

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  3. #3
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    Fantasic. Sometimes it's hard to know what to ask in the troubleshooting or in this forum to find your answer. Thanks for your help.

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    Desirable behaviour? I think not! I hate it! ^^ I guess I'm not "most people" lol
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    I suspect you'll get little argument there, Trekker! I mean about you being 'most' people!
    Hope this helps!

    The problem with making anything foolproof...is that fools are so darn ingenious!

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