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Microsoft Access Form Design

Posted on 2013-01-16
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I'm relatively new to post Access 2003 development, and am currently working with Access 2007.  When I design a Form, from a table, I'm finding that all the fields are somehow "snapped to a grid", and creating some design issues for me.  For example, when I delete a field, the following fields are automatically shifted up on the form.  If I try to resize a field, all the fields above and below on the form are resized.  I also cannot move / position individual fields on the form.

I'm sure there is a very simple answer to this, but cannot find how to separate all the fields on the form (for formatting purposes).

Thanks for your help.

Tom
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 300 total points
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in the design view of the form
select all conrols
click on Arrange from the ribbon

in the COntrol Layout group, click on Remove icon
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It sounds like you are using one of the newer pre-designed form types such as split forms.

For a design environment with the manageability of earlier versions of Access, I would suggest simply creating them from scratch in design view rather than using those new form types.
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