Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 6-24
After top-aligning four controls in the Detail section
As you create a form, you should periodically save your modifications to the form
and review your progress in Form view.
3. Save your form design changes, and then switch to Form view. See Figure 6-25.
Figure 6-25
Form displayed in Form view
decrease the
width of these
text boxes
increase the
w i dth and height
of this text box
this bound
c ontrol
The value in the ContractType text box is not fully displayed, so you need to increase
the size of the text box. The widths of the other four text boxes are wider than necessary,
so you’ll reduce their widths. Also, the CustomerID bound control consists of a label and
a text box, but the plan for the form shows a combo box for the CustomerID positioned
above the ContractType bound control. You’ll delete the CustomerID bound control in
preparation for adding it to the form as a combo box.
Resizing and Deleting Controls
A selected control displays seven sizing handles: four at the midpoints on each edge of
the control and one at each corner except the upper-left corner. Recall that the upper-left
corner displays the move handle. Positioning the pointer over a sizing handle changes
the pointer to a two-headed arrow; the directions in which the arrows point indicate in
which direction you can resize the selected control. When you drag a sizing handle, you
resize the control. As you resize the control, a thin line appears inside the sizing handle
to guide you in completing the task accurately, as do the outlines that appear on the
horizontal and vertical rulers.
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