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asked 2017-01-08 22:35:45 +0200

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Base: When creating a form in Design View, once the design screen is full with Controls, I cannot scroll down to add more. Is there a way to make the screen/page vertically longer? So that when entering data you would also have to scroll down to reach all Controls. Alternatively (but not my first choice), when using a form to enter data, when cycling (with tabs f.e.) to the bottom of a form, is there a way to smoothly enter the next Form?

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answered 2017-01-09 02:47:20 +0200

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updated 2017-01-09 06:04:06 +0200

You can use the forms' text cursor to add as many lines to the screen as you want. For better control and visualization turn on Non-printing Characters from the Standard toolbar (or Ctrl & F10 or View from menu). Click on a non-control area of the form to see where the flashing vertical bar of the text cursor is positioned. Make sure it is positioned at the leftmost side of the the screen ready for a newline of text. Hit enter until the desired length of the form wanted is reached. This will not affect any of the currently positioned controls if they are not tied to a character or paragraph point. If there are, just make sure the cursor is past that point.

Edit: You need to be aware of Bug 93287 concerning tabbing to fields not in view in current form. Please read it if you are planning forms extending beyond view.

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Thanks, this works. Strangely only one control (out of a dozen) started to move with the hard returns, and others, equally anchored to paragraph, not. In any case, anchoring to page pinned the moving one. Will look into the bug now.

Foxtrot gravatar imageFoxtrot ( 2017-01-09 23:19:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-01-08 22:50:55 +0200

updated 2017-01-08 23:19:30 +0200

Ciao, did you try to set hight and/or lenght in the form properties?

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Thanks! I was looking for something like that, but did not find it. In design mode I can click Form, which gives me Form Properties, with 3 tabs, but no "length" to set. Where should I be looking?

Foxtrot gravatar imageFoxtrot ( 2017-01-09 23:03:40 +0200 )edit
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