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I have subform that uses a continous form feed. If the subform has enough records to make them run off the screen, clicking in the subform forces the main form to move up to see all the subform records. Is there a way to make the form stay in place unless you manully scroll down? This is MSAccess 2013.
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by:Rey Obrero
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try reducing the vertical size (height) of your subform..
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I would like for it to stay the same with 4-5 records showing. That way, if you scroll down on the main form, you can view more records. This wasn't an issue until my client bought a Surface tablet. I was hoping there was a way to force the main form to stay at top.
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Another option is to reduce the overall height of what is showing at the top in the main form, by reducing vertical spacing between controls, by moving some controls into horizontal alignment with each other to reduce controls stacked vertically.

Other options:

- Arrange your mainform controls in an upside-down L-format so that some of the controls are above the subform, and some in a left or right hand sidebar.

- Use a tab control.  Keep controls that MUST be visible at all times above the tab control, place your subform on one page of the tab control, and other less critical main-form controls on another.

Etc -the idea being to give more vertical space to the subform
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I have found a solution for the issue. Appears the problem exists when the cursor is left in the bottom sub form, so when you go to the next record, it shifts the main form up to show the whole sub form. The first row of the subform is a data entry line with an add button. I set it on click of the add to move focus back to a field in the main form. SO it holds focus and does not shift up. I appreciate everyone's input. I really didn't want to redesign the form, but it was becoming an option.
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Not sure how to close this thread.
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Click Accept as Solution under your own post.

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