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Can I align left in an Access table

Posted on 2011-03-10
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Last Modified: 2016-06-02
I have a table that I am using another table as  a look up.  The data in that is aligned right.  I don't like that.  I don't write code.... is there a simple way to make it align left?
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Open the table in Design view, select your column and then click the Formatting option needed. See the screenshot for more details.
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Not sure I completely follow .. but if you enter the bang (!) symbol in the Format property of the Field (see image),  that will force Left Align

! Force left alignment instead of right alignment.

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All Table properties are Left aligned.
I don't see any alignment property for a Table.
If i is a form you're looking at you would need to change the properties of each field in the forms ("Design View") to Left Align.
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OK,  I have older MS access version .  What version are you using?

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Access 2003
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Did you happen to try what I posted above ?


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Yes it worked I'm updating this site now in another window.  Perfect!

Thanks so much.


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