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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: change controls properties (position) independently

    hi
    i created a form by form wizard in access 2007, it seems that controls bonded together, so i cant change their posiotion separately, any help?
    Last edited by bono56; 07-30-09 at 09:40.

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    Disclaimer:
    I use Access 2000, and I don't user Wizards for forms.

    That being said, Access pairs up interactive controls and their labels. If you want to move one independently of the other, you need to move the mouse pointer over the top left corner of it, until the pointer changes shape. It should changes from an open hand to a closed hand with one finger extended. Then you can move that control without its companion.
    10% of magic is knowing something that no-one else does. The rest is misdirection.

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    in access 2007 i only see Move cursor, & its changing to resize cursor when i role it over top-left corner of text box control.

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    Well, that's as far as my knowledge goes, I'm afraid.

    Another option is to look in the help file - for Access 2000, you can get to the relevant page from the Contents tab as follows:
    Working with controls on Forms, Reports and Data Access Pages -> Creating, Manipulating and Formatting Controls -> Moving, Copying and Deleting Controls -> Move a control or its label separately
    10% of magic is knowing something that no-one else does. The rest is misdirection.

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    finally i found the answer, i selected controls, & in the ribbon>Arrange>Control Layout clicked Remove, it broke them apart, now i can change their position & size separately. MSOffice has strange tricks!
    thanks weejas
    Last edited by bono56; 07-30-09 at 17:38.

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    You're welcome, and thanks for putting the answer up! In the event that I ever move up to Access 2007, I'll know what to do...
    10% of magic is knowing something that no-one else does. The rest is misdirection.

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    Another good reason NOT to use wizards
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