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Using the Can Grow and Can Shrink Properties
Using the Can Grow and Can Shrink Properties
The Section properties are related to controls, which also have
Can Grow and Can Shrink properties that allow them to expand
or contract to display a larger area of data. This means that you
can manage the available spaces for each section and control.
You can see how information for the company name and other
columns can be truncated, which you can alter to grow and
display the truncated data.
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Allow a section and controls to grow and
shrink
1 In Design view, select the Detail section.
2 In the Tools group on the Design tab, click Property Sheet.
3 Click the Format tab.
4 Set the Can Grow property to Yes, and set the Can Shrink property
to Yes.
5 Use the Ctrl key to select multiple controls.
6 Change the Can Grow property to Yes, and set the Can Shrink
property to Yes.
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TIP A fantastic feature in Access is that it allows you to
change common properties for multiple controls at the same
time. As you select multiple controls, the available properties will
sometimes be reduced to only those properties common to the
selected controls.
TIP The Section properties are related to controls, which both
have Can Grow and Can Shrink properties to allow them to
expand or contract to display a larger area of data. This means that you
can manage the available space for the controls and each section.
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