Access 2013 - Scaling / Resizing Forms

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I have an access 2013 database that I use on a large high definition display at home and would like to use on my notebook computer and on a tablet.

I was researching ways to shrink forms and found this product

Shrinker Stretcher - http://www.peterssoftware.com/ss.htm

I'm curious what the experts recommend.

Note that there are some fairly complex forms with multiple subforms and re-adjusting size and configuration is a difficult undertaking.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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At the cost of the product, you come out far ahead rather than try doing it on your own.  While there is code around, there's a lot more to it then one would think.

Peter's product has been around for a while now, so most of the kinks have been worked out.  It's also the only game in town that I'm aware of.

There is a free trial, so I would suggest you download and give it a go.

Jim.

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Thanks for the quick response
There is another option that is free but of course no guarantees.  It's called Form Resizer and you can download it from CNET or directly from the developer's site.  Here are the links below:
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P.S. I have used Form Resizer in the past and it worked fine for my purposes.

Ron
Perhaps if you leave your question open next time for longer than an hour you may get to see other responses.

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Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLC
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For complex forms, i've never had a problem with shrinker-stretcher

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Ron

Good suggestion - next time I'll leave it open longer.

Funny when I leave it open I get feedback that I'm not paying attention
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when I leave it open I get feedback that I'm not paying attention
You'd be okay so long as you keep a running dialog with the experts who answer your question.  You can also post a comment that you'd like to keep the question open a little bit more in order to get more answers.  When there are no more responses after a reasonable period, no one would fault you for closing the question.

Ron
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems Analyst
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The first post is by far the best solution. I have used Peter's SS in a number of applications and it is nothing short of amazing.
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I had forgotten about Resizer, but maybe why is because I remember there being problems with it early on.

Jim.

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