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    Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    Lately I've been noticing that unattached label controls on forms are repainting as each record is displayed, making it look like bold is enabled. What seems to be happening is that the label is redisplayed over and over again in layers, and rendering errors pile up, giving the appearance of bold. It gets darker as I scroll from record to record. I don't have this problem with labels attached to objects like text boxes, so the result looks pretty awful. I get the same result in both ACC2K and 2002 (patch levels are current with both versions), and it happens consistently in several unrelated apps.

    1. What's going on?
    2. How do I correct this? I know I can recreate the objects and solve the problem, but it's a nuisance.
    3. I should know this, but I don't: How do you reattach ("reanchor") a label to a screen object like a text box or checkbox? I think I saw a way to do this somewhere, but can't recall the details.

    Comments would be appreciated.

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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    1. I noticed the same behavior, although it's not limited to unattached labels for me. It occurs on my home PC, but not on my work PC, although they have exactly the same version of Access 2002. I think it's a video card glitch.

    3. To reattach a label to a text box or other control:
    - Selec the label.
    - Cut it to the clipboard.
    - Select the control to attach the label to.
    - Paste.
    - Drag the label to the desired position.

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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    This is a really old post, but it's still an issue for me. (I was surprised to see the original post was mine.)

    I still have the same problem with Access 2003, and Hans is right, it's not limited to unattached labels. It appears on multiple PC's, so I don't think it's my video card.

    Anybody else seeing the same issue?

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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    The problem still occurs on my PC too, so the problem hasn't been solved in the past four years. I still don't really know what really causes it. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    I don't think I've ever seen this! It is an "unattached" label on a Single Form, correct? How are you moving from record to record? Navigation keys?
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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    I don't know how clear the screenshots below are but they show the effect.
    The top one shows part of a form immediately after opening it.
    The bottom one shows the same part, after moving back and forth between records.
    It is some kind of repainting glitch - if i minimize and restore Access, for example, display is back to normal.
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    Re: Unbound labels repainting (ACC 2k, XP)

    That's what I had originally thought, but it happens with both bound and unbound labels, using their originally provided field names or modified label values.

    I've seen this same issue on several applications, Access 2000, XP and 2003, and on a number of different machines. I can't find anything on Microsoft's technet about this.

    It's harmless enough, but it's pretty unpolished and is the source of embarassment to not be able to resolve this issue.

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