Access 2003: form with a subform - question about placing a vertical scroll bar... on main form....

Posted on 2010-08-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi EE,

Have a main form with a subform.
The main form has:
      -  a header area with form's title
      -  a footer area with button for CLOSE, OK
      -  a detail area with a subform

In Design mode
          the header, footer, and detail areas are visible
In View mode
           the form opens positioning the eye to just see the subform
                    i had to check on  "yes" for vertical scroll bars, in order to scroll to the top
                         to see the header

             i have docmd.maximize in the open event in the code

1) Have uploaded screen shots below:
a - design mode
b - view mode - cannot see the header
c - added vertical scroll bar and scrolled up to show the header
d - is what the screen should look like
               but then the command buttons are not viewable....

2) Have uploaded a test version of the mdb, as well.

Your ideas and advice would be very appreciated, tx, sandra
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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so what is the problem, this is what i see


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Hi Cap,

Thx for writing...

That's what i'd like to see on my screen... am using Access 2003/Windows XP
the form is getting "cut off" and showing completely on my pc... sigh...

Are you using a diff version of Access? tx, s

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Hi Cap,

This is the resolution on my screen.... do you have a diff resolution...
     maybe that's my problem?

Pls see screen shot below...tx, s
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A2003 Win XP
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i have 1152 x 864

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Hi Cap,

Yes, the resolution seems to be the reason i'm having trouble....
I changed the resolution to your pc's settings, and my screen looks good.... pls see below...

However, my eyes really cannot handle 1142  by 864, so i changed it back...

Do you have any ideas, should i resize the subform to be shorter?  tx, s

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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Yes you can do that..

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ID: 33478247
Hi Cap,

i had not looked at this form for a few months bec. was given other assignments

i just realized that i do not ACTUALLY have a header and footer,
    so i created those areas, and pasted the appropriate fields there
           and it works at 1024 by 768 resolution....

thx very much for replying and telling me about your pc's settings bec. that triggered me to check
the form more closely for header and footer so that i could stay at 1024 by 768

tx, s
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you read my mind and what i intended to post.. ;-)

Author Comment

ID: 33478581
Hi Cap,

victory (thank you sooo much)

with REAL header and footers, this is the desired results in the screen shot below....

(i work in an Oracle environment. i create access mini-systems for features that the web based
Oracle system does not provide.

 The mandate is for the user to use a product called Oracle Discoverer to create queries.
So i create queries for the user in Discoverer instead of in Access.

This access form  is a more user friendly menu than the Discoverer menu,
            this access menu menu will "behind the scenes" do a  shell  to Discoverer
                             and open the right query for user to run in Discoverer)

Hope to customize the menu to user's signon, and only show the queries that user uses frequently
by default. Hope to add logic to allow user to email the query's results to another colleague etc)

so tx again!  s

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