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enlarging veiw in access 2003

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Hello, i'm using windows 7 and office 2003 - just changed to a new computer and when I run my access db - it shows up small in the corner of the screen... i really don't want to change the screen resolution cuz then it's all fuzzy and distorted etc; is there any way to make it larger, more in the middle?
thanks!
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by:peter57r
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What is stopping you from making it as large as you wish - are there no sizing buttons visible? can you not drag the corners to increase the size?
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by:Eirman
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It's all down to resolution and pixels .... it has nothing to do with windows 7

Take a situation where your old 4:3 monitor was set to say 1024 x 765 and your Access forms were designed to fill the screen ..... If your new wide screen monitor is set to say 1920 x 1200, your 1024 x 765 forms will appear in the top left hand corner.

I'm afraid that you will have to redesign your Access forms, or use you old 4:3 monitor at the previous resolution.
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by:jpomerantz
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darn... i was afraid you were going to say that :) i wish it had "zoom" functions like in IE - but if it doesn't, i'll just have to play with the form design to make bigger. so annoying!
the thing is that I don't so much understand is that i was actually using the same screen - with the same resolution if i'm not mistaken - on my old computer too - it was a laptop that I plugged into the screen (with a vga to usb converter) - and it was fine - it was big enough etc; why would it suddenly be different just bec it's a different computer? can't understand it
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Can you show a screenshot? That might help us to give better suggestions ...
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by:jpomerantz
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wow - yeah, it looks like this software is probably what i need... just in case there might be a free way to do this - i'll post a screenshot as requested
thanks so so much!!
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<just in case there might be a free way to do this - i'll post a screenshot as requested >
There are several settings in Access 2007/2010 that may "Help"
(Anchoring,, ...etc)
...but not much in Access 2003.

I rarely recommend screen resizers, because they just add one more layer of complexity to your apps.
I try to select one resolution that works well on most common resolutions and leave it at that.

JeffCoachman
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by:jpomerantz
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I basically use this on the one computer - so will the layer of complexity be a problem?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Not sure, you will have to download the demo.

To be clear, ...When I say "layer of complexity"
..I don't mean that it will slow down the app or cause it not to work...
Only that it adds one more thing to worry about and maintain.
Research, Buy, evaluate, Tweak, Update,,...etc
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by:jpomerantz
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ok - i hear you...
i just don't have the time energy or patience to sit and literally redo all my forms to change the font sizes and the sizes of everything - it just seems too overwhelming, so I think that this just might be the lesser of the evils at this point
thanks so much!
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Just trying to provide all the options....

;-)

Good Luck with your project.

JeffCoachman
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by:jpomerantz
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thanks so much :) I'll test it out
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by:jpomerantz
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seems to work great! i see what you mean by layer of complexity now... need to call the forms differently etc. still - less pain in the neck than totally redoing them all!!
thanks so much for your help :)
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