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run time front-end compresses/ overlaps form controls

Hi experts!

I have a run-time app that's distributed and most users have no trouble with the form "look" but some users see a compressed (smooshed) view of the form. Labels get lost behind adjacent controls, etc.

Any idea why this is?

Thanks!
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Can you post a screen shot ?

You may need to open your forms to a specific size, for example:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    DoCmd.MoveSize <parameters here - see below>
End Sub

MoveSize Method

expression.MoveSize(Right, Down, Width, Height)
expression    Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

Right   Optional Variant. A numeric expression.

Down   Optional Variant. A numeric expression.

Width   Optional Variant. A numeric expression.

Height   Optional Variant. A numeric expression.

Remarks
For more information on how the action and its arguments work, see the action topic.

You must include at least one argument for the MoveSize method. If you leave an argument blank, the current setting for the window is used.

You can leave an optional argument blank in the middle of the syntax, but you must include the argument's comma. If you leave one or more trailing arguments blank, don't use a comma following the last argument you specify.

The units for the arguments are twips.

Example
The following example moves the active window and changes its height, but leaves its width unchanged:

DoCmd.MoveSize 1440, 2400, , 2000

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Here's a shot.
formissue.doc
I 'see'.  So, see my post above.   You can force the size you want.

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Ei0914,

If this is an issue with some users, then also try making the Font sizes slightly smaller until they are consistently and clearly visible for all users.

If only some users have this issue, then you may only need a very slight decrease in the font size...

(Also try to use basic standard fonts like Arial)