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    Multi-Resolution (2K)

    I developed a database on my PC with resoultion at 800x600. I rolled it out to some of my users and they are set at 640x480 and the forms simply don't fit on the screen. They don't want to change resolution even though I offered to buy them bifocals. Besides redesigning my forms, is there any easy way around this?
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    Re: Multi-Resolution (2K)

    There are ways of skrinking your forms in code. You can find details here http://www.mvps.org/access/general/gen0002.htm
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    Re: Multi-Resolution (2K)

    The rule of thumb is to design your forms for the lowest resolution you intend to support/your users demand. In our case, we have dropped support for 640x480 (VGA) because a great many of the new video cards no longer support it and it is hard to design stuff that looks good at all resolutions. We design to be viewable at 800 x 600, which is also rapidly going the way of the dinosaur. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> As John pointed out, it is possible to resize forms in code, but it requires a greate deal of code somewhere (in your application, in an add-in, or in a library) in order to do it. It isn't only changing the size of the form, it also means changing the postiion and size of every control on the form.
    Charlotte

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    Re: Multi-Resolution (2K)

    John, great information. Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Multi-Resolution (2K)

    Thanks Charlotte. I did (finally) get everyone to agree on one resolution.

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