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Access 2007 - Can't move controls on form

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Hi

I am quite new to Access 2007.  What is preventing me from moving the controls around a form. I tried "snap to grid" and it didn't make a difference.

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Question by:Murray Brown
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In design view you need to click on the Arrange tab at the top and then under Control layout click on Remove to deselect it. If that doesn't work then click on Stacked to deselect it.
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Just make sure the form is in design view and you should be able o move the controls around as needed.
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murbro,
you may need to ungroup your controls first..
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How do I ungroup my controls
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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i don't have an A2007 right now, but i think it is the Tool to the left of the Snap to Grid tool
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You ungroup them by following the instructions on the first post.
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MYCU you forgot to mention that I need o select the controls as a group first
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Hi. I think that between us we got to an answer that made sense. Thanks
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I always seem to forget to mention that......sorry. At least you were able to get it to work.
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Thanks MYCU
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