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Access form - show "description of control" in control (i.e. when no room for a header on form)

Posted on 2014-04-01
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Hi,

I have a very full access form with no space for headings.

Somebody on EE helped me with this a few years ago but I can't find the solution now!

I want to put a value in a control that tells the user what the control is.

E.g. I want to show <Make of Car> in a control before the user keys in the "make of car".  Note that this is NOT a default value , it is a description of what the control holds.

I think the previous solution (which I can't find) had a value in the FORMAT of the control ...
something like : @; <Make of Car>
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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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You're close!

You just need to enclose the desired text in quotes:


@;"< Make of Car>"
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Thanks once again!
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You're very welcome!

I knew this question was familiar - I found your earlier question (where I learned that neat little trick from mx):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS_Access/Q_27927389.html
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And I learned it from Gustav Brock :-)
mx
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