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LibreOffice Base is not giving me the option to add vertical scrollbar to a memo field? [closed]

asked 2013-01-20 14:04:13 +0100

Libre Lyrae gravatar image

I have several "Note" fields in a database I am building for a client and I am still a bit new to Base. In the past I was able to add vertical scrollbars quite easily so the text wraps in the box rather than displaying as one long line. Now when I try to add a scrollbar through Properties its greyed out and won't let me select it. If I select my Note field box and choose "Replace" it gives me a gigantic scrollbar in the box with no room for text. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am in the process of developing business databases in Base to allow more people to make the switch away from Windows....

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answered 2013-02-03 00:15:44 +0100

Doug C gravatar image

Hi - I am a complete Base novice and was frustrated by the same thing when I tried to work through the "Getting started with Base" tutorial. I found that memo boxes did not allow vertical scrollbars (option greyed out), as the Text Type for a memo box seemed to have defaulted to Single-line. Changing this setting to Multi-Line (Properties window, general tab) allowed me to add scrollbars.

Hope this is the same problem you were having.

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That was my issue as well - even though it was a Memo field it defaulted to single line, I set it to multi line with formatting and it still didn't work - not sure why, but when I tried the mult-line (no formatting) it worked just fine. I am still new to base as well, but learning lots.

Libre Lyrae gravatar imageLibre Lyrae ( 2013-02-12 19:38:32 +0100 )edit

@Libre Lyrae -- If @Doug C's answer worked for you, please mark it as correct so it can be resolved.


qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-10 06:44:57 +0100 )edit

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