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I don't know what changed but I have several subforms that are now not displaying the vertical scroll bar.  I have seen this before on a single subform when there is some type of parameter against a pass-thru query but not all of the independent subforms at the same time.  Anyone know what could cause this.  I am using MS Access 2003
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by:ALaRiva
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When you scroll down, what do you see?

Additional Records from the subform?
Then this is normal, because of the form's view property is not set to SINGLE FORM, which would ensure that only one record is show at a time.

Just space?
Then this is sizing.  The size of either your subform control or your subform itself changed, and is reflecting the need to compensate for the change.  Either the subform source itself has grown, or you accidentally reduced the size of your subform control.

HTH
- Anthony
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by:ascnd
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They are not single forms, they are data sheet views.  I found that if I delete one of my recently added subforms then all the vertical scroll bars show up.  It's like that one subform is causing some unseen error that is preventing the scroll bars on the other subfroms from showing.  The subforms are fixed sizes each have over 3000 rows with 4 to 10 columns.  I have attached a picture below show some of the subforms.
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Sounds like the newly created subform might be corrupted. Try this (especially #6):

Steps (approximately in order) to use to fix a corrupted Access database.

1) CREATE A BACKUP OF THE CORRUPT DATABASE. (Just in case)

2) Compact and repair

3) Use jetcomp.exe  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q273956

4) decompile: in run: msaccess "dbPathName.mdb" /decompile
   Compact/repair:  in run: msaccess "dbPathName.mdb" /compact
   compile: in VB editor: debug> compile
   Compact/repair
   http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/decompile.htm

5) Use a backup (you have a lot of those -- yes?)

6) If you can identify one or a few forms or reports causing problems, copy the problem form/report from a backup.  Or copy and paste a new copy of the form/report then copy and paste the code from the old form/report into the new form/report.  If a module, copy the code, create a new module, paste the code into the new module.

7) Create a new database, use File> Get external data> Import to get all objects of the damaged database and set up the options again.

8) Try a recovery tool:
   www.officerecovery.com/access/index.htm
   www.mvps.org/access/tables/tbl0018.htm

9) Hire a company to repair the database  http://www.pksolutions.com/services.htm

Additional information:
How to Troubleshoot/Repair Damaged Jet 3.0 and Prior Databases
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q109/9/53.asp

How to Troubleshoot Corruption in a Microsoft Access Database
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306204

Corrupt Microsoft Access MDBs FAQ
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/corruptmdbs.htm
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by:ascnd
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Thanks but I tried the decompile and compact and creating a new database and importing but I still have the problem.  It sounds like I might have to recreate the forms from scratch and copy the code to see if that fixes it.  This will take a few days since I have a number of complex forms.
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>I found that if I delete one of my recently added subforms then all the vertical scroll bars show up. <

Start by recreating that subform. Export the code instead of copying it because export transfer only ASCII characters (just in case there is an invisible extended character).
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