Microsoft access creating sliding zoom for form

I am using Microsoft access to create a form the user wants to be able to zoom in and out of the entire form. Is there a way to do that. I only find a zoom feature for one field.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can use the double click of any  control to activate the Zoombox.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
There is not a zoom per say for a form, but there is the MoveSize command, which allows you to move and/or resize a form.

 So you can make it bigger or smaller and depending on version, the controls will re-position.

 If your on an older version, then you'll need resize code, which is fairly complex, so it's just easier to get:

kw66722Author Commented:
The moveSize requires a width and height for it to occur which would not be standard per user. Also the font should increase like it does in word and excel when the zoom is used. I have attached the zoom from word. If possible I would like to recreate that experience with a similar function as image below but in access.

I was not able to access the zoombox when the in form view.
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An Access form is not a document in the sense that Word is.  Access does "zoom" reports in print preview.  Except for that, try Jim's suggestion.
kw66722Author Commented:
Jim's suggestion did not increase the font size and the new dimensions need to be supplied to the command which is not user friendly.
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
As I said, there is no "Zoom" built-in and resizing a form is the closet you can come.

If you wanted to do custom code, you could change the font size as well, but that raises a whole series of issues in scaling.

 If you have someone that really wants/needs this feature, then I would look more towards a utility that works within windows itself across all apps rather then just this app.  For example:

ZoomIt v4.5


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The other thing that gets in the way is that if you distribute as .accde/.accdr or use the Access Runtime, you can't put objects in design view to modify them on the fly.
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