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I have a Windows 8.1 box running Microsoft Office 2010. The Microsoft Access property sheet will not display. It appears it may have something to do with using multiple monitors (I'm using 2).
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Question by:pabrann
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Probably hidden somewhere.

Do this:

0. Open a form and bring up the property sheet.
1. Key Alt/Spacebar
2. Hit "M"
3. Now use the up and left cursor keys until it appears
4. Hit return.

Jim.
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Actually, now that I say that, let me actually try it here first.   That works for normal windows, not sure about the property sheet.

Jim.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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OK, old method doesn't work.   here's what you need to do:

1. Open the DB and open a form in design view (doesn't matter which).
2. Key Alt/F11 (brings up the VBA window)
3. Key Ctrl/G (brings up the immediate or debug window)

4. Type each of these commands (or cut and paste) one at a time and key return at the end of each:

CommandBars("Property Sheet").Enabled = True
CommandBars("Property Sheet").Top = 0
CommandBars("Property Sheet").Left = 0

  You should now find the property sheet in the upper left corner.

 You can also do this basically through a registry edit, but this is probably the simplest.

Jim.
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one last step; if it's still not visible after doing the commands, key Alt/Enter or click on property sheet on the ribbon.

Jim.
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Perfect !!!!
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