page control in access 2010
Posted on 2013-02-03
I have a couple of questions about page control and field size control in ACCESS 2010
1. I have 4 control boxes which can shrink or grow depending on the data. The controls are contained within a 'box'. If the data for one of the four controls grows bigger than the initial allocation on the report layout it grow outside the box. Can I keep it within the box? I would prefer that the data is either truncated or the box grows. (I did not see a 'can grow' option for the box.
(The reason I have can grow/shrink is to keep the data close together. Maybe, if I don't use the can shrink option I can still achieve keeping the lines 'pretty close' together if the initial allocation is only one line or a 'thin' control box.)
2. My other question is related to the first. Again, if the data in a control 'grows' can I stop the page from growing' There is an embedded object at the bottom of the page which is moved down in any of the objects above it grow. The page will grow even if the objects embedded in a box (1. above) do NOT grow outside the box.
My basic questions are about page control and control of data that can grow. I need to keep the lines on the page close together for part of the report page and I need to keep a specific embedded word object at the bottom of the report page from printing on the next page.
Thank you for your advice.