Text boxes - Grow and shrink (1 Viewer)

Jaydub1991

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Greetings,

I was unsure which section this belonged in, we have a database which has a number of functions, my knowledge is very limited on some things with access so excuse me if i need it broken down into more layman's terms.


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So we have a notes section, which when you fill in the date and note will automatically drop down a new blank section below, so we can date stamp notes.
Issue is that if a lot of text is in the box its not visible, so would like to know if there was a way that the text box could automatically size dependant on the quantity of text and then not disrupt the new input box below.

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You can resize a text box but that will impact all rows in a continuous form. Alternative is to hit F2

I usually size a text box to display (up to) 3 rows. If text is longer then you also have the scrollbar
 
Greetings,

I was unsure which section this belonged in, we have a database which has a number of functions, my knowledge is very limited on some things with access so excuse me if i need it broken down into more layman's terms.


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So we have a notes section, which when you fill in the date and note will automatically drop down a new blank section below, so we can date stamp notes.
Issue is that if a lot of text is in the box its not visible, so would like to know if there was a way that the text box could automatically size dependant on the quantity of text and then not disrupt the new input box below.

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Approaches can include using F2 to open the sizable Zoom box for any individual note. Font size is adjustable in a Zoom box (at least in newer versions of Access).
Another choice is to add a scroll bar to the text box; they appear when needed, i.e. if the text content exceeds the visible space.
And, of course, you can expand the height of the control to begin with in anticipation that some entries will require that much space.
 

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