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    Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    Is there some way to set the margins of individual text boxes <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>
    I've got the border style of my text boxes set to Solid but now the text, in this case names and fees are 'touching' the black borders. Ok on the names I can fudge it by setting the ControlSource to = " " & [StaffName], but this doesn't work with the fees as they are set to Currency

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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    I don't think so, which is why I use a shade of grey for my control borders.
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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    Oh blast <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>
    Thanks for the response.
    I suppose I'm spoilt by the things you can do in Word tables, and even Excel cells.
    Back to the fudge approach then <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    You can set the BorderStyle property of the text box to Transparent, and place a slightly larger box (rectangle) behind the text box.

    The font also seems to matter. Arial text has a tendency to "touch" the border of a text box; MS Sans Serif keeps a pixel away from it (mostly).

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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    Thanks for suggestion but as I've got over a dozen reports to do, the prospect of having to place all those additional boxes <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
    I'm interested to hear this about Arial "touching", this could explain some other effects I've had reported to me <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    One other posibility would be to append a space the the front of the control, =" " & [control] but this is probably nearly as bad as doing all the boxes <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Text box margins (A97/SR2)

    My original thought was to do that, but the comment from HansV about the different fonts got me thinking, so I tried a few others apart from Arial
    Times New Roman, Tahoma and Verdana
    and they all seem to be better in that they don't touch the border as much
    Also I've noticed that the output from the laser printer is a lot better than the inkjet I used originally.

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