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Access - Mainform with Subform - Getting Subform Page Headers to show or Data Sheet titles to wrap

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Hi EEers

I have a form with 3 subforms.  I have tried setting up the subforms two ways.  I have tried the subforms as Datasheet View and as Continuous Forms View.

In the Datasheet view the Column headings show as one line tall titles (can't wrap them to 2 lines).  In Continuous Forms View I can't get the Page Headers of the Subform to show (Tried this so I could wrap my column titles to 2 lines tall).

Am I missing something or can this not be done?
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by:als315
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May be you can draw example of expected result?
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by:wlwebb
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What I want is the Subforms column titles to allow 2 lines:

Example:

I have a column titled "Job Cost Item Group"  It take up a lot of real estate side to side.  What I would like is for the column heading to be
"Job Cost"
"Item Group:

If I use a Continuous Form setting then these "Page Headers" of the subform don't show up at all.

If I use Datasheet View Form setting then all I get as the heading for the column is whatever I have named the column all on one line.  Is there a way to get those column headings on 2 lines?
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by:als315
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Have you tried to change Layout to Tabular?
You can add new (or divide) line in header with <Control><Enter>
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by:wlwebb
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I'll try it
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by:wlwebb
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How do you change it to "Tabular".  In my Default Views I see Continuous Forms, Datasheet, Single Form, Pivot Table, Split Chart.

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als315 earned 2000 total points
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It is not a form view - it is layout of Continuous form. Select fields in form design, with right mouse button select Layout - Tabular (I hope you have Access 2007 and later). If not - you can do the same manually: move field header to form's header and change it size as you want.
You can also add any text in the form header and place your fields with deleted titles under this text.
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by:wlwebb
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Ok, Got it.  Yes I have Access 2007
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