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    Moving Controls (97/SR2)

    I have a form that I have made up, all the labels and boxes in just the right places and now I need to add some new controls in the middle. I know that I could select all the items below where I want to add and drag them down but is there a way to just add, for example, 0.5" to the Top setting for all the selected controls? (Actually, this happens to me a lot, after the boss sees the form, just the way they want it, then they think of more things to include.) Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Moving Controls (97/SR2)

    You could loop through them in code and do this, but I find it easier to select all of them and use the ctrl+down arrow to move them down a smidge at a time. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Moving Controls (97/SR2)

    And you may not be aware of this, but you can all the controls on a line; making it easier to move them manually (like Charlotte mentioned). Move your cursor to the left (or right) side of the window containing your form/report until an arrow appears. Then click and hold the left mouse button while you drag the cursor down "capturing" all the controls you want to move. When you let up on the mouse button, all these controls will be selected and can be easily moved together.
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    Re: Moving Controls (97/SR2)

    Hi Charlotte and Mark,

    Thank you for your response. I appreciate the help. I know how to select a group of controls and move them, with the mouse or arrows. What I was hoping that I could do, and, I admit, I may be a little bit too anal here, was to select a group of controls and somehow be able to move them all, say 1" down by inputting the measurement in the properties box, thinking that maybe I could put in a formula, CP(CurrentPosition)+1, something like that. I like everything to be in just the right position. I know, it's weird. Thanks again for your help.

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    Re: Moving Controls (97/SR2)

    Interesting idea, but once you've marked them, it is probably just easier to manually move them to the new location, rather than having to enter some sort of value.
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