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    I am developing a club membership database (yet another one) and am transferring between my desktop, with reasonable sized monitor, to my laptop which only has a very small screen (10"), and I am getting frustrated with having to use the scroll bars.

    In MS Word and Excel we have the ability to zoom in and out of a document or spreadsheet by specifying percentage zoom or using the zoom slider.

    Is there a tool or add-in, or hidden setting that would allow me to achieve the same thing in Access?

    Thanks in advance
    Zinger

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    There's no built-in support for that (at least not in earlier versions, I don't have Access 2007 myself). But there's a free add-in Form Resizer.

    Added: I prefer to develop forms for the lowest resolution that I have to support. It used to be 800x600, but by now it is 1024x768.

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    Hi Zinger,

    Is it practical to run Access apps on a10" notebook?
    Is the performance reasonable?
    Is the display visually readable?
    Thanks for your feedback in advance.

    Armstrong

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    It's not that I'm running it from the laptop, but am using it for ongoing development where performance isn't an issue, when away from my desktop .

    I just keep plugging away at it in my spare time.

    I am developing it for use on 19" screen with 1024x768 resolution, but the forms and reports, on the laptop, require using the vertical and horizontal scroll bars more than I care to.

    It's not that I want to automatically resize a form to fit the current screen size, but to be able to entirely resize all Access panes/windows/etc. I liken it to changing a picture from 100% to say 60% so that all of it fits on the screen at one time, but still be able to manipulate it at that reduced size.

    The more I think about it, the less confident I am that I'll be able to do it, so either will persevere with scroll bars or only develop on the desktop.

    Thanks for your interest.
    Zinger

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