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Adjusting position of check box


I have a form with several fields, one of which is a check box. The form is designed in layout mode. As you can see in the attached screen capture, the check box is automatically put at the top of the field which is visually unappealing since it's so much closer to the field above it than the field below it.

Is there a way to change the position of the check box?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

If the checkbox is not attached to the Approved label, you can just select it and use the Down arrow whole holding down the CTRL key.  If the label is attached, you can select the label, then grab the upper left handle of the checkbox to drag it down with your mouse while holding down the CTRL key.
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Or w/o holding the CTRL key - it will move one x/y grid increment at a time.


Regrettably, neither of these are working for me. The form was designed in Layout View and this seems to be preventing me from the kind of positioning control I'd normally have.
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Gustav Brock

Remove the layout grid and you are in control.


How do I remove the layout grid?
Gustav Brock

In designview, right-click the control(s), select Layout, select Remove Layout.

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