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Access VBA  - automatically fit size of label to text

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Hi

I ahve a report where labels are automatically populated with data and centred. My only problem is
that sometimes the text is too long for the label so a portion of it gets hidden. What VBA code would I use to automatically size the label to fit whatever text is in it.

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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have you tried setting the property Can Grow and Can Shrink to Yes?
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Hi

I can't ssem to find that property in my label. Pity they aren't in alphebetical order
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by:murbro
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looked at that link and can't see what you mean
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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download the file TextHeightWidth.zip from the link and see if you can apply the method used in the sampledb
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by:murbro
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That example is pretty complex. Surely Microsoft have a simpler way to do something so obviously necessary!
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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here is what you can do..

check the length of the caption (how many characters will fit in the Label using the default font size)
then do this

assuming the max number of characters that will fit using the default font that you have is 25

select case Len(me.labelx.caption)
      case 26-28
           me.labelx.fontsize=10


end select

something like that


can you upload your db...




   



end select
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here is a function you can use place this codes in regular module





Function ResizeFont(MyStr As String) As Integer
Dim intLen As Integer

intLen = Len(MyStr)
Select Case intLen
Case Is < 10: ResizeFont = 18
Case Is < 20: ResizeFont = 16
Case Is < 30: ResizeFont = 16
Case Is < 40: ResizeFont = 14
Case Is < 50: ResizeFont = 12
Case Is < 60: ResizeFont = 10
Case Is < 70: ResizeFont = 8
Case Else: ResizeFont = 6
End Select
End Function

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by:murbro
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Thanks very much
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To anyone who reads this post: I found a far more workable solution to my initial question. I stretched the label manually to the width of the report and then set the TextAlign property to "Centre"
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