Access - increase field text from 255

Please offer if there is a way to increase the text count per field to be greater than 255. I have not found any solutions in my research.

Thank you.
exp vgAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
are you talking about a form control textbox?
if this a bound control, you have to change the table field data type to MEMO
exp vgAuthor Commented:
In a regular table field. Thanks.
PatHartmanCommented:
255 is the maximum length of a text field.  If you need it to be longer, it must be a memo.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
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In newer versions of Access, the "Memo" field is named "Long Text" (for some odd reason).

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PatHartmanCommented:
How would we know it was a new version if MS didn't change names for objects that have existed for 20+years?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
in access 2013 and 2016, Text (255) is now Short Text and the MEMO is now Long Text
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Their trying to align closer to other database products with naming.

Jim.
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you everyone - let me give this a try.
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