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is there a way to autosize an access report field?

Posted on 2008-10-27
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Hello! I have a report in access with a field (actually several fields) that are bound to memo fields that vary in length... I don't know if this is at all possible, but I'm just curious - is there a way to make the fields on the report "flexible" to accomodate how ever much text is in the memo field?
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Kelvin Sparks earned 500 total points
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When you create a box on your report for a memo field, you use a text box. Make it small (0.5 cm high) and then set the "Can Grow" propert to Yes. It will grow to accommodate the data that is supplied.


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awesome!!! works like a charm :-) thank you so so so much!!!
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Just wondering... is there a way to do this on a Form as well?? it does not seem to work the same...
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