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Posted on 2013-10-31
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HI all,
How can I keep the tabs of a form I have created visible at the top of the screen when I scroll down the form?
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Question by:MurphyPH
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by:Helen Feddema
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If this is a form with a Tab control, you could make subforms (one for each tab), and then you can scroll within the subforms and still see the tabs on the main form.
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You using a tab control or buttons as tabs?  If the latter, move them into the form header area (footer is a nice place too).

Jim.
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by:MurphyPH
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The form has a tab control, and only one of the forms has a subform.  I can't get that subform to scroll up or down once I click in any of the controls, but that is another issue that I have posted.  I have long forms that need to be scrolled since I need to replicate an existing paper form.
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by:MurphyPH
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I was hoping there is some easy attribute to set to keep the tabs locked at the top.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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No.   The only way I know of doing that simulating it is with buttons and a list box or subforms.

 The tabs are part of the control and like any other, it resides in the detail section and will scroll with it.

Jim.
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by:MurphyPH
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Thanks. I will see if anything else gets suggested then release the points.
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by:MurphyPH
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Thanks,
I guess there is not way to get the tabs locked to the top of the screen and visible when scrolling down.
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by:Helen Feddema
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Datasheet subforms work fine for me, on a Tab control.  Did you try that approach?
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by:MurphyPH
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It is a more complicated screen than just a datasheet subform I think.  Screen shot is attached.  If I click in any of the controls, the screen no longer scrolls with the scroll wheel unless I use the scroll bar on the right.
NoScrollscreen.docx
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