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    Access Board Display to Wide?

    Win Xp Prof SP-2
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    When I look at the Access board I see the following display with Views and Posted on fields out of view and having to scroll to the right to see the last two columns:

    <pre>Subject Poster Views Posted on
    </pre>


    If I put the pointer on the line separating Subject and Poster fields and move the mouse straight up it alines with FAQ hyperlink The Subject field is far to wide to display all four columns on the screen without scrolling to the right.

    All other boards display with a narrower Subject field so all four columns display on the screen without scrolling to the right.

    <pre>Subject Poster Views Posted on
    </pre>


    What can I do to adjust a narrower Subject field on the Access board?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Is this only when viewing the Access Forum index?

    Are you viewing in 'Expanded Thread' mode? - see graphic below.
    If so, it could be a combination of a thread with a large number of answers (causing the subject line to stretch a long way), your chosen Skin text size, and the (relatively) small screen size you are using.
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Has it been edited now? It looks fine in Firefox 1.0.6...

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Leif

    <Is this only when viewing the Access Forum index?> This view is OK

    <Are you viewing in 'Expanded Thread' mode?> Yes

    If so, it could be a combination of a thread with a large number of answers (causing the subject line to stretch a long way),

    There were times in the past that I could see the entire view, your right on a larger number of answers pushing things to the right.

    <and the (relatively) small screen size you are using.> I develope in Access so I would perfer 800 X 600

    Skin text size is Old Style(XL), I have tried some others without success or noticibielty difference, Is there another skin you could recommend that would allow me to view more?


    Thanks, John

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    I develop in Access so I prefer the highest resolution my monitor will support...

    Seriously, I know what you mean, but
    a) with most recent video cards it's very easy to switch resolutions on the fly, so you can develop in high resolution, then switch resolutions to test what your forms look like in the lowest resolution you need to support, and
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] by now, 1024x768 seems to be the "low standard" - I haven't seen anyone using 800x600 for quite a while now.

    OldStyle XL uses the largest font of all Lounge skins, so it will display less information on one screen than any other skin at the same resolution. Which one to use is very much a matter of personal preference - I wouldn't be able to work more than 5 minutes with many of the available skins - so you'll just have to experiment until you find one you're comfortable with

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    i'd have to agree with Hans on his [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] point. the only people that i know of that use 800x600 are the older folks around the office who don't have the same eyesight that they used to. <img src=/S/eyeout.gif border=0 alt=eyeout width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    <hr> the only people that i know of that use 800x600 are the older folks around the office who don't have the same eyesight that they used to.<hr>
    ... and the people who can't afford as new a PC as they would like to!

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    That is only true on relatively small displays. 800 x 600 on one of the new, large, flat panel displays is too big even for my old eyes. <img src=/S/granny.gif border=0 alt=granny width=20 height=20> And some of those new video cards don't even support 800 x 600 any more. My laptop makes it nearly impossible to use 800 x 600 without some intense navigation to see the various parts of the screen. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Ouch, hard to be one of those old folks at the office. I work in an office of about 70 users that all have 17 inch flat panel monitors. Most are still using 800X600. Guess it is an old folks office. For anyone with progressive or bifocal glasses or contac lenese the monitor can be challenging. The work force is becomming older as life expectancy increases. I am not yet 50 and am already considered "old". I guess the younger folks will just have to learn to live with and make occasional accomidations for us.

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    I wear bifocals, use dual 17" flat monitors and wouldn't dream of using 800 x 600, but whatever flips your switch. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> Oh, and I definitely qualify as one of the "old" folks. <img src=/S/granny.gif border=0 alt=granny width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    ... or work for cheap companies that keep monitors until they burn out. I think my 17" work monitor is 7 years old. I've been thinking of accidently spilling coffee down the back ... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    I started wearing Tri-focals about 12 years ago, and just within the last year been able to convince the people who put the lenses into the frames to put the top of the tri-focal above the mid point of the lenses. Now I can see the monitor and keyboard without having to move my head - my neck used to have a very painful kink in it by the end of the day from having to keep looking up to see the monitor. Oh yes, I definitely qualify as one of the "old" folks, too. <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Hans,

    Now there is a good idea. I have had bifocal contac lenses for a couple of years and it has really made it difficult to see the monitors. I still have a couple of sets of single vision lenses. I could probably have some glasses made just for computer work to use over the single vision lenses. As usual you have the solution for a many of my computer problems large and small.

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    I have that kind of special PC-glasses for about 6 years now and can't imagine having to work on my computer without them. And the good thing is, here in the Netherlands sometimes the employer will (partially) pay the bill! At least when you work for the government.

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    Re: Access Board Display to Wide?

    Jan

    I am lucky enough not to have to wear glasses, although I have had so many eye injuries I am surprised I don't!!! I assume your "special PC-glasses " are of the varifocal variety, being that they don't have a distinct change between two lenses but change gradually from long distance to short distance.

    On an aside, my company allows us to have free eye test annually if we can prove that we use the monitor for more than a certain number of hours a day(but as I am in IT that goes as read). If in the course of our work it is discovered that I would now need glasses, they will pay a percentage of the cost. If you already wear glasses and your eyesight deteriates, then you get nothing!!!

    On another aside. If a person has a specific medical need then we can purchase larger monitors. I have a lady here who uses a 32 " screen, large font...incredible piece of equipment , but boy does it draw off some heat!!!
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