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    Split Form Width (Access 2007)

    I'm attempting to use the "split form" capability. I would like the form to remain the same width as the original form view with the data sheet portion utilizing both scroll bars. WIth a plain old form I'd set the border to sizable, view the form and adjust the width, save it, reopen in design mode and set the border dialog. The form would retain my set size. However, with "split form" I have not found a way to limit the width of the form. It seems to always expand to show all columns.

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    Re: Split Form Width (Access 2007)

    I don't have Access 2007 myself yet. The only (partly) relevant newsgroup thread I found is Access 2007 Form Sizing, which confirms that there are problems with sizing a split form, but without mentioning a solution. Nothing else...

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    Re: Split Form Width (Access 2007)

    I have just fired up my 2007 machine to look at this. I agree with your experience.

    I tried putting the datasheet at the left of the single form. You could then reduce the display to just a couple of columns, but if you then try to edit a field in the single form, the datasheet would automatically scroll across to that field.

    As an experiment in put in DoCmd.Movesize , , 5760, 5760 in the on load event. That did reduce the display size, but it completely broke the form. I could not get the split form to display as split again , even when I removed the code.

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    Re: Split Form Width (Access 2007)

    Hans & John,

    Thanks for your responses. I was hoping the problem was just me ... seems not to be.
    I'm starting to feel I've made a mistake moving to 2007 from 2003.


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