is there a way to Stop screen Flicker in Access 2003 Programs?

In my Access 2003 program, when switching between form screen and in forms using tabs, I get a slight screen flicker.  Is there any way to stop this flicker?
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mbizupCommented:
I googled "Access 2003 SP 3 Issues" and came up with this as an example (there are more out there):

http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/30847544/post-office-2003-sp3-prob.aspx

If you need an immediate fix, use the VBA code provided at the URL I gave you earlier.  Otherwise, it may be advisable to wait iuntil SP4 comes out.
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mbizupCommented:
Make sure that any labels on your tab controls are associated to controls.  Unassociated labels on tab controls can cause flickering.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can try

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mbizupCommented:
This URL deals with the flickering issue (specific to tab controls) by converting unassociated labels to textboxes:

http://allenbrowne.com/ser-46.html
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
If you have a bitmap image for a background on a form, try removing that.

mx
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doublexAuthor Commented:
I have not bitmap image on th form.  I looking at the office spk 3 that mbizup mentioned to see if that will resovle the problem.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
" I looking at the office spk 3 that mbizup mentioned to see if that will resovle the problem."

Which may result in many new issues ... as the 'word' seems to be that SP3 has many problems.  I would wait on that.  

mx
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mbizupCommented:
mx,

>Which may result in many new issues
Do you or Cap (MVP) have any supporting links?

The service pack 3 recommendation at that URL is very new (I actually noticed it after I posted the link).  The VBA solution that changes unassociated labels to textboxes, however, does stop the flicker on tab controls.
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doublexAuthor Commented:
wel wee installed it on a system and the flicker has gone?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
mbiz ... most is verbal ... form some of my user group colleagues ... some mention here ... a couple of trade paper (eWeek, etc) ... stuff like that.  Things like "everything was working fine in my databases. I installed SP3 and now I'm having issues with my databases"  If I come up with a solid link, I will e it to you.

mx
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
"wait iuntil SP4 comes out."

Probably in 2010 :-(

mx
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doublexAuthor Commented:
Well I guess I'll have to look at these and determine if there are any issues with our system, or if some of these issues are do to system configurations and the other software running on the system that may be causing the problems like virtual PC, etc.?
I'll look at this in the morning.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database ArchitectCommented:
mbiz ... that link is enough to scare me off of SP3 ... for SURE.  Can't afford the down time.

Also ... I'm still testing what I said I was going to send you and Scott re Sandbox/Go Low ... etc.  It appears to be a MAJOR breakthrough in getting around that issue ... on a 'per Access instance'.

mx
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mbizupCommented:
>that link is enough to scare me off of SP3 ... for SURE.  Can't afford the down time.
Indeed.

Check this out:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ms+access+2003+sp3+problems

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doublexAuthor Commented:
Hi,
Been developing in Access 2003 all morning creating new froms and adding vb code, making changes to my existing forms, reports and have not experienced any issues or problems yet??
SP3 seems to be working fine so far?
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mbizupCommented:
How many users/computers are you pushing this database to?
FYI, this question popped up this morning:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Access_Forms/Q_22884076.html

If you have any concerns... Id recommend going with the VBA solution.
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doublexAuthor Commented:
I still am running SP# with no problems?
But I gave the points to Mbizup for the most info.
Thnaks
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