From the answers I have received, I think this extra fact might be important. I am tring to do this from another database using the access.application object.
For other properties I am using:
set frm = objaccess.forms(doc.name)
frm.recordselectors = false
when I do frm.section(formfooter).visible = true it just runs the code without error but doesn't do the job.
I am writing some code to open a form in design view and do certain formating. One thing I have come stuck on is doing the equivelant of 'Show Header/Footer' and then adding a control to the footer. If I manually show it I can then control it using code but I can't get it to show from code. Any Suggestion??