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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Bob, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Bob

    Bob
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    How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to the
    right and too wide!

    Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
     
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  3. strive4peace

    strive4peace
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    Re: Align ... customiging form/report design toolbar

    Hi Bob,

    * CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:

    when you are in the design view of a form or report,
    RIGHT-CLICK in a gray area to the right of your menu bar or
    an icon bar

    choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu

    in the dialog box...

    choose the *Commands* tab

    Category --> *Form/Report Design*

    slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    (they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)

    Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    Align Left -- "
    Align Top -- "
    Align Bottom -- "
    Bring To Front
    Send To Back

    If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize
    window is open, click on the DESCRIPTION command button for
    each one to see what is does.

    to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and
    report design

    the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on
    the order

    It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    (from the menu --> View, Properties)

    on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height,
    left, top, ...


    Warm Regards,
    Crystal
    Microsoft Access MVP 2006

    *
    Have an awesome day ;)

    remote programming and training
    strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com

    *

    Bob wrote:
    > How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to the
    > right and too wide!
    >
    > Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >
    >
     
  4. Bob

    Bob
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    Re: Align ... customiging form/report design toolbar

    Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    Design....Regards Bob

    "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Bob,
    >
    > * CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >
    > when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a gray
    > area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >
    > choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >
    > in the dialog box...
    >
    > choose the *Commands* tab
    >
    > Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >
    > slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    > (they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >
    > Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    > Align Left -- "
    > Align Top -- "
    > Align Bottom -- "
    > Bring To Front
    > Send To Back
    >
    > If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is open,
    > click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is does.
    >
    > to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report design
    >
    > the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    > since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >
    > It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    > (from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >
    > on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left, top,
    > ...
    >
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Crystal
    > Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >
    > *
    > Have an awesome day ;)
    >
    > remote programming and training
    > strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >
    > *
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >> How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to
    >> the right and too wide!
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
     
  5. strive4peace

    strive4peace
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    Hi Bob,

    in order to align, you have to have more than one control
    selected

    to select multiple controls:

    1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching
    every control you want to select and then let go of the mouse

    OR

    2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to
    select everything on that extended horizontal line (or
    rectangle)

    OR

    3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to
    select everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)

    OR

    4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to
    toggle their selection status


    Warm Regards,
    Crystal
    Microsoft Access MVP 2006

    *
    Have an awesome day ;)

    remote programming and training
    strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com

    *

    Bob wrote:
    > Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    > Design....Regards Bob
    >
    > "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>Hi Bob,
    >>
    >>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>
    >>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a gray
    >>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>
    >>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>
    >>in the dialog box...
    >>
    >>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>
    >>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>
    >>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>
    >>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>Align Left -- "
    >>Align Top -- "
    >>Align Bottom -- "
    >>Bring To Front
    >>Send To Back
    >>
    >>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is open,
    >>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is does.
    >>
    >>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report design
    >>
    >>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>
    >>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>
    >>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left, top,
    >>...
    >>
    >>
    >>Warm Regards,
    >>Crystal
    >>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>
    >> *
    >> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>
    >> remote programming and training
    >> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>
    >> *
    >>
    >>Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to
    >>>the right and too wide!
    >>>
    >>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  6. Rick Brandt

    Rick Brandt
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    Re: Align ... customiging form/report design toolbar

    Bob wrote:
    > Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to
    > Form Design....Regards Bob


    Strange, I've had all those buttons in my Form and Report toolbars for years.
    Wouldn't want to work without them.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
  7. Bob

    Bob
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has 18
    lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob

    "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Bob,
    >
    > in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >
    > to select multiple controls:
    >
    > 1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every control
    > you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >
    > OR
    >
    > 2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select everything
    > on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >
    > OR
    >
    > 3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    > everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >
    > OR
    >
    > 4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    > selection status
    >
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Crystal
    > Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >
    > *
    > Have an awesome day ;)
    >
    > remote programming and training
    > strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >
    > *
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >> Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    >> Design....Regards Bob
    >>
    >> "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Hi Bob,
    >>>
    >>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>
    >>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a
    >>>gray
    >>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>
    >>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>
    >>>in the dialog box...
    >>>
    >>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>
    >>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>
    >>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>
    >>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>Align Left -- "
    >>>Align Top -- "
    >>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>Bring To Front
    >>>Send To Back
    >>>
    >>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>open,
    >>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is does.
    >>>
    >>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report design
    >>>
    >>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>>
    >>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>
    >>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left, top,
    >>>...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Warm Regards,
    >>>Crystal
    >>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>
    >>> remote programming and training
    >>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>>
    >>>Bob wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to
    >>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>
    >>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  8. strive4peace

    strive4peace
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    Hi Bob,

    so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with
    the text part of the combo?

    Is it the first control on your form?

    Warm Regards,
    Crystal
    Microsoft Access MVP 2006

    *
    Have an awesome day ;)

    remote programming and training
    strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com

    *

    Bob wrote:
    > Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has 18
    > lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >
    > "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >>Hi Bob,
    >>
    >>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>
    >>to select multiple controls:
    >>
    >>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every control
    >>you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>
    >>OR
    >>
    >>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select everything
    >>on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>
    >>OR
    >>
    >>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>
    >>OR
    >>
    >>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>selection status
    >>
    >>
    >>Warm Regards,
    >>Crystal
    >>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>
    >> *
    >> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>
    >> remote programming and training
    >> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>
    >> *
    >>
    >>Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    >>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>
    >>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>
    >>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>
    >>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a
    >>>>gray
    >>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>
    >>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>
    >>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>
    >>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>
    >>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>
    >>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>
    >>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>Send To Back
    >>>>
    >>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>open,
    >>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is does.
    >>>>
    >>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report design
    >>>>
    >>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>>>
    >>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>
    >>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left, top,
    >>>>...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>Crystal
    >>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>
    >>>>*
    >>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>
    >>>> remote programming and training
    >>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>
    >>>>*
    >>>>
    >>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far to
    >>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     
  9. Bob

    Bob
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    Sorry that's over my head how do I find that!

    "strive4peace" <"strive4peace2006 at yahoo dot com"> wrote in message
    news:eDcEm3HfGHA.3888@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Bob,
    >
    > so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with the text part
    > of the combo?
    >
    > Is it the first control on your form?
    >
    > Warm Regards,
    > Crystal
    > Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >
    > *
    > Have an awesome day ;)
    >
    > remote programming and training
    > strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >
    > *
    >
    > Bob wrote:
    >> Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has 18
    >> lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >>
    >> "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>>Hi Bob,
    >>>
    >>>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>>
    >>>to select multiple controls:
    >>>
    >>>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every control
    >>>you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>>
    >>>OR
    >>>
    >>>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select everything
    >>>on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>>
    >>>OR
    >>>
    >>>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>>
    >>>OR
    >>>
    >>>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>>selection status
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Warm Regards,
    >>>Crystal
    >>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>
    >>> remote programming and training
    >>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>>
    >>>Bob wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    >>>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>>
    >>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a
    >>>>>gray
    >>>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>>
    >>>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>>
    >>>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>>
    >>>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>>Send To Back
    >>>>>
    >>>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>>open,
    >>>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is
    >>>>>does.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report design
    >>>>>
    >>>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>>>>
    >>>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left, top,
    >>>>>...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>
    >>>>>*
    >>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>>*
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far
    >>>>>>to
    >>>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >>
     
  10. Bob

    Bob
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    To Me! It seems to be aligned with the right hand side of the
    Form............Bob

    "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4okd5$a18$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    > Sorry that's over my head how do I find that!
    >
    > "strive4peace" <"strive4peace2006 at yahoo dot com"> wrote in message
    > news:eDcEm3HfGHA.3888@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi Bob,
    >>
    >> so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with the text
    >> part of the combo?
    >>
    >> Is it the first control on your form?
    >>
    >> Warm Regards,
    >> Crystal
    >> Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>
    >> *
    >> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>
    >> remote programming and training
    >> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>
    >> *
    >>
    >> Bob wrote:
    >>> Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has 18
    >>> lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >>>
    >>> "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>
    >>>>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>>>
    >>>>to select multiple controls:
    >>>>
    >>>>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every
    >>>>control you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>>>
    >>>>OR
    >>>>
    >>>>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select
    >>>>everything on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>>>
    >>>>OR
    >>>>
    >>>>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>>>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>>>
    >>>>OR
    >>>>
    >>>>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>>>selection status
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>Crystal
    >>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>
    >>>> *
    >>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>
    >>>> remote programming and training
    >>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>
    >>>> *
    >>>>
    >>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to Form
    >>>>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a
    >>>>>>gray
    >>>>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>>>Send To Back
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>>>open,
    >>>>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is
    >>>>>>does.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report
    >>>>>>design
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left,
    >>>>>>top,
    >>>>>>...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>*
    >>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>*
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to far
    >>>>>>>to
    >>>>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  11. Bob

    Bob
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    Ah Ha....Something to do with Scroll Bar align!

    "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4ol3b$b39$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    > To Me! It seems to be aligned with the right hand side of the
    > Form............Bob
    >
    > "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4okd5$a18$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >> Sorry that's over my head how do I find that!
    >>
    >> "strive4peace" <"strive4peace2006 at yahoo dot com"> wrote in message
    >> news:eDcEm3HfGHA.3888@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi Bob,
    >>>
    >>> so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with the text
    >>> part of the combo?
    >>>
    >>> Is it the first control on your form?
    >>>
    >>> Warm Regards,
    >>> Crystal
    >>> Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>
    >>> remote programming and training
    >>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>
    >>> *
    >>>
    >>> Bob wrote:
    >>>> Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has
    >>>> 18 lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >>>>
    >>>> "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>>>>
    >>>>>to select multiple controls:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every
    >>>>>control you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>>>>
    >>>>>OR
    >>>>>
    >>>>>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select
    >>>>>everything on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>OR
    >>>>>
    >>>>>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>>>>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>
    >>>>>OR
    >>>>>
    >>>>>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>>>>selection status
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>
    >>>>> *
    >>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>> *
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to
    >>>>>>Form
    >>>>>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in a
    >>>>>>>gray
    >>>>>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>>>>Send To Back
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>>>>open,
    >>>>>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is
    >>>>>>>does.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report
    >>>>>>>design
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the order
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left,
    >>>>>>>top,
    >>>>>>>...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to
    >>>>>>>>far to
    >>>>>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  12. Bob

    Bob
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    Guest

    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    OK Got it ,Scroll bar Aligned to the Left instead of system and narrowed
    the box width , PERFECT :)

    "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4olfb$c4o$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    > Ah Ha....Something to do with Scroll Bar align!
    >
    > "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4ol3b$b39$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >> To Me! It seems to be aligned with the right hand side of the
    >> Form............Bob
    >>
    >> "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4okd5$a18$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >>> Sorry that's over my head how do I find that!
    >>>
    >>> "strive4peace" <"strive4peace2006 at yahoo dot com"> wrote in message
    >>> news:eDcEm3HfGHA.3888@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi Bob,
    >>>>
    >>>> so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with the text
    >>>> part of the combo?
    >>>>
    >>>> Is it the first control on your form?
    >>>>
    >>>> Warm Regards,
    >>>> Crystal
    >>>> Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>
    >>>> *
    >>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>
    >>>> remote programming and training
    >>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>
    >>>> *
    >>>>
    >>>> Bob wrote:
    >>>>> Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has
    >>>>> 18 lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>to select multiple controls:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every
    >>>>>>control you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select
    >>>>>>everything on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>>>>>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>>>>>selection status
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> *
    >>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> *
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to
    >>>>>>>Form
    >>>>>>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in
    >>>>>>>>a gray
    >>>>>>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>>>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>>>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>>>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>>>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>>>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>>>>>Send To Back
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>>>>>open,
    >>>>>>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is
    >>>>>>>>does.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report
    >>>>>>>>design
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>>>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the
    >>>>>>>>order
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>>>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left,
    >>>>>>>>top,
    >>>>>>>>...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to
    >>>>>>>>>far to
    >>>>>>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  13. strive4peace

    strive4peace
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    Re: Align ... to select multiple controls

    I'm glad you got it, Bob ;)

    even if the alignment buttons weren't the trouble, I still
    recommend adding them to a toolbar that shows (if they
    aren't already there)... as Rick said, "Wouldn't want to
    work without them"

    Warm Regards,
    Crystal
    Microsoft Access MVP 2006

    *
    Have an awesome day ;)

    remote programming and training
    strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com

    *

    Bob wrote:
    > OK Got it ,Scroll bar Aligned to the Left instead of system and narrowed
    > the box width , PERFECT :)
    >
    > "Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4olfb$c4o$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >
    >>Ah Ha....Something to do with Scroll Bar align!
    >>
    >>"Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4ol3b$b39$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >>
    >>>To Me! It seems to be aligned with the right hand side of the
    >>>Form............Bob
    >>>
    >>>"Bob" <xxx@xx.xx> wrote in message news:e4okd5$a18$1@lust.ihug.co.nz...
    >>>
    >>>>Sorry that's over my head how do I find that!
    >>>>
    >>>>"strive4peace" <"strive4peace2006 at yahoo dot com"> wrote in message
    >>>>news:eDcEm3HfGHA.3888@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>
    >>>>>so when the control drops the drop-part doesn't line up with the text
    >>>>>part of the combo?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Is it the first control on your form?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>
    >>>>> *
    >>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>
    >>>>> *
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Sorry I think I have explained wrong, Its the drop down list that has
    >>>>>>18 lines that does not align with the one Text Box above....Thanks bob
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>news:ud$qgjGfGHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>in order to align, you have to have more than one control selected
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>to select multiple controls:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>1. click and drag an imaginary line (or rectangle) touching every
    >>>>>>>control you want to select and then let go of the mouse
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>2. click (and drag if desired) in the vertical ruler to select
    >>>>>>>everything on that extended horizontal line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>3. click (and drag if desired) in the horizontal ruler to select
    >>>>>>>everything on that extended vertical line (or rectangle)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>OR
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>4. click the first object and then SHIFT-CLICK objects to toggle their
    >>>>>>>selection status
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> remote programming and training
    >>>>>>> strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>Thanks Crystal, But the align buttons are grayed out, when I go to
    >>>>>>>>Form
    >>>>>>>>Design....Regards Bob
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>"strive4peace" <strive4peace2006@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>news:ehbo$O%23eGHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Hi Bob,
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>* CUSTOMIZING YOUR FORM/REPORT DESIGN TOOLBAR:
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>when you are in the design view of a form or report, RIGHT-CLICK in
    >>>>>>>>>a gray
    >>>>>>>>>area to the right of your menu bar or an icon bar
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>choose *Customize* from the shortcut menu
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>in the dialog box...
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>choose the *Commands* tab
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Category --> *Form/Report Design*
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>slide these icons to the Form Design toolbar:
    >>>>>>>>>(they are located about 3 "screens" down in the Commands list)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Align Right -- must have >1 control selected to be enabled
    >>>>>>>>>Align Left -- "
    >>>>>>>>>Align Top -- "
    >>>>>>>>>Align Bottom -- "
    >>>>>>>>>Bring To Front
    >>>>>>>>>Send To Back
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>If you don't know what these icons do, while the customize window is
    >>>>>>>>>open,
    >>>>>>>>>click on the DESCRIPTION command button for each one to see what is
    >>>>>>>>>does.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>to be efficient, the Align button are a MUST for form and report
    >>>>>>>>>design
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>the Bring To Front and Send To Back are nice to have too --
    >>>>>>>>>since everything is "layered" and this gives you control on the
    >>>>>>>>>order
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>It is also a good idea to open the property sheet
    >>>>>>>>>(from the menu --> View, Properties)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>on the Format tab, you can set values such as width, height, left,
    >>>>>>>>>top,
    >>>>>>>>>...
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Warm Regards,
    >>>>>>>>>Crystal
    >>>>>>>>>Microsoft Access MVP 2006
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>>> Have an awesome day ;)
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>remote programming and training
    >>>>>>>>>strive4peace2006 at yahoo.com
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>*
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>Bob wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>How do I align the dropdown list with the text box above it is to
    >>>>>>>>>>far to
    >>>>>>>>>>the right and too wide!
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>Thanks in advance.........Bob Vance
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     

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