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Scrollbar In Memo Field

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

  1. Stefan

    Stefan
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    Hi,

    When you select a memofield on a form; a scrollbar on the rightside appears.
    But as soon as you leave that field the bar also vanishes.

    Is it possible to arrange that field so that the scrollbar is ALWAYS visible.

    The problem is that users cant see if any text is following after the
    visible text if the memo is not selected.

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    Thanks,
    Stefan
     
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  3. OP
    Ofer Cohen

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    Open the form in design view, select the memo field and change it ScrollBars
    property to "Vertical"

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    Good Luck
    BS"D


    "Stefan" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > When you select a memofield on a form; a scrollbar on the rightside appears.
    > But as soon as you leave that field the bar also vanishes.
    >
    > Is it possible to arrange that field so that the scrollbar is ALWAYS visible.
    >
    > The problem is that users cant see if any text is following after the
    > visible text if the memo is not selected.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Stefan
     
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    Allen Browne

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    Ofer, I don't think this will result in a scrollbar even when the text box
    does not have focus.

    AFAIK, the Access text box does not do that.

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    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Ofer Cohen" <OferCohen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8EA16FB9-B3E6-4772-8B02-62A37F880B1D@microsoft.com...
    > Open the form in design view, select the memo field and change it
    > ScrollBars
    > property to "Vertical"
    >
    > "Stefan" wrote:
    >
    >> When you select a memofield on a form; a scrollbar on the rightside
    >> appears.
    >> But as soon as you leave that field the bar also vanishes.
    >>
    >> Is it possible to arrange that field so that the scrollbar is ALWAYS
    >> visible.
    >>
    >> The problem is that users cant see if any text is following after the
    >> visible text if the memo is not selected.
     
  5. OP
    Ofer Cohen

    Ofer Cohen
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    Thanks Allen
    I tried it before I posted my response, but I forgot to move the focus from
    the field.

    Good to know that someone is watching over you.

    --
    Good Luck
    BS"D


    "Allen Browne" wrote:

    > Ofer, I don't think this will result in a scrollbar even when the text box
    > does not have focus.
    >
    > AFAIK, the Access text box does not do that.
    >
    > --
    > Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    > Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    > Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
    >
    > "Ofer Cohen" <OferCohen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8EA16FB9-B3E6-4772-8B02-62A37F880B1D@microsoft.com...
    > > Open the form in design view, select the memo field and change it
    > > ScrollBars
    > > property to "Vertical"
    > >
    > > "Stefan" wrote:
    > >
    > >> When you select a memofield on a form; a scrollbar on the rightside
    > >> appears.
    > >> But as soon as you leave that field the bar also vanishes.
    > >>
    > >> Is it possible to arrange that field so that the scrollbar is ALWAYS
    > >> visible.
    > >>
    > >> The problem is that users cant see if any text is following after the
    > >> visible text if the memo is not selected.

    >
    >
    >
     
  6. OP
    Stefan

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    Thanks.

    A textbox i can't use because the limited input.

    But i found something else, not what i want but useable.
    I can count the number of lines in the memo and i know how much lines can be
    visible at once.
    So if the lines are more then the visible ones i put a label on my form to
    attend the user on it.

    --
    Stefan


    "Ofer Cohen" wrote:

    > Thanks Allen
    > I tried it before I posted my response, but I forgot to move the focus from
    > the field.
    >
    > Good to know that someone is watching over you.
    >
    > --
    > Good Luck
    > BS"D
    >
    >
    > "Allen Browne" wrote:
    >
    > > Ofer, I don't think this will result in a scrollbar even when the text box
    > > does not have focus.
    > >
    > > AFAIK, the Access text box does not do that.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    > > Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    > > Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
    > >
    > > "Ofer Cohen" <OferCohen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:8EA16FB9-B3E6-4772-8B02-62A37F880B1D@microsoft.com...
    > > > Open the form in design view, select the memo field and change it
    > > > ScrollBars
    > > > property to "Vertical"
    > > >
    > > > "Stefan" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> When you select a memofield on a form; a scrollbar on the rightside
    > > >> appears.
    > > >> But as soon as you leave that field the bar also vanishes.
    > > >>
    > > >> Is it possible to arrange that field so that the scrollbar is ALWAYS
    > > >> visible.
    > > >>
    > > >> The problem is that users cant see if any text is following after the
    > > >> visible text if the memo is not selected.

    > >
    > >
    > >
     
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