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Can the scroll bar on a memo field be displayed without having to click within the memo field's text box?

Posted on 2012-03-22
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I have a memo field within an Access 2007 table, Field A, which is on a continuous form. Within the Properties window, Scroll Bars is set to Vertical. The scroll bar only appear when I click within Field A. Is there a way to have the scroll bar automatically appear when the text within the field exceeds the size of its text box on the form? Otherwise, the user may not realize that there is additional text within the field that they are not seeing.

I am looking for a way to alert the user to scroll downwards to see additional important text without having to increase the size of the text box.

thanks.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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There is no property setting to do this.

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OK. thanks.
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I was thinking that maybe, using Conditional Formatting, you could test the  Len() the text ... using a length that you know ... would cause a scroll bar, then set the backcolor to something different, to indicate 'more ..."

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