Text unreadable in first row of Split screen

Michael Paravicini
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Each time i use a split screen, many elements of the first data row is unreadable. I first have to click into the row and then the data is shown. Pls see attachment. In the example Betrag and Buchungstext are not shown (also they do exist). Thank you so much for any help. Rg Michael Screenshot.png
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I NEVER use the split screen feature.  If I need to display the same data in a datasheet at the bottom of the date entry screen, I will generally create a subform, and then synch the subform with the parent and visa-versa.  This also gives me the ability to display just a couple of the fields in the datasheet which help distinguish each record and I don't have to have a horizontal scroll bar in that data sheet.

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Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLC
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The other alternative, if you want to use the datasheet to basically select the record to edit, is to create a search form or separate form which pops up and allows you to select the record you want to edit, then navigates to that record on the main form.

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Thank you Dale - I understand your point but it still does not explain why the data is not displayed properly on the split form... Cheers Michael
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Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLC
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Well, it looks like you are extremely limited in the vertical height of your screen, or the form.  Split forms attempt to split the form height to display some number of rows (I don't know how many) of the datasheet and as much of the main form as it can within the space allocated to the form.

-  If you shrink the ribbon, what happens.
-  How about if you maximize the form, I cannot tell whether there is a vertical scroll bar on the right side of the form, but I would assume that there is.

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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Maybe it's a rendering bug...as Dale said split screen is a newbie way to present dual view of data...and with the drawback that you have no control on it...the application decided that it will display that way and that's about all...create the usual form / subform and regain control on what you want
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Personally, I've never had a problem with the split form and have had great success with it (I guess you just have to know what you're doing... ;-).  Also, I haven't experienced the issue you're experiencing, which sounds like some fields on the 1st visible record on the datasheet part of the form are not displaying the underlying data in the control for the user to see (and you claim there is data there to see).
What if you click on another record?
What happens if you scroll the records up/down... what happens?
What do you see if you add the controls showing no data to the top part of the form?  Do they show data there?

The answer is in there somewhere.  We just have to eliminate a few situations.....

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