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    I've used Access 2003 a lot, but am new to Access 2007. I created an Access 2007 form using one of the "automatic design" modes. It has all the fields I want, but their controls are all the same size and they are arrayed in columns in some sort of default mode. When I go to design mode and try to move or resize a field, all the fields in its column move with it.

    How can I make it so I can position and size each control independently?
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    Select all the controls
    Activate the Arrange tab of the ribbon.
    Click Remove.

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    I found this link, hope its of help. The lower part of the article describes breaking controls out of the layout.

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ac...864471033.aspx

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    Got it. Thanks. #$%& ribbon!
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    Good information... my solution, in the past, was to simply delete the form, start over, and use the ribbon item of adding fields then pulling the fields I wanted into the form. I always thought was too awkward but never thought to ask if there was a better way to do it.

    This is g[quote name='Lou Sander' post='772263' date='25-Apr-2009 05:41']I've used Access 2003 a lot, but am new to Access 2007. I created an Access 2007 form using one of the "automatic design" modes. It has all the fields I want, but their controls are all the same size and they are arrayed in columns in some sort of default mode. When I go to design mode and try to move or resize a field, all the fields in its column move with it.

    How can I make it so I can position and size each control independently?[/quote]

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    Happy all round. This is an excellent forum, Hans has saved my neck many a time, and others out there that have got me moving again. Regards

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    Don,

    As was said before, "#$%& ribbon!"
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