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Hi folks!

I have a user who wants to see all the data in a memo field when she clicks
on the cell in the table. I suspect that I will have to make a form first
(which I prefer her to use). Has anyone done this before? TIA

Stuart E. Wugalter
Zilkha Neurogentic Institute
University of Southern California
wu******@usc.edu
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Yup. I've made a form before.

Stuart, a memo field can hold a _lot_ of data. No control on a form will
enable you to see everything you could possibly fit in one of these fields,
at least, not at a readable size. Just make a big text field and bind it to
your memo field. She'll be able to scroll through the contents of the field.
You can make it as big as makes sense for the form you design.

Jeremy

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"Stuart E. Wugalter" <wu******@usc.edu> wrote in message
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Hi folks!

I have a user who wants to see all the data in a memo field when she clicks on the cell in the table. I suspect that I will have to make a form first
(which I prefer her to use). Has anyone done this before? TIA

Stuart E. Wugalter
Zilkha Neurogentic Institute
University of Southern California
wu******@usc.edu

Nov 12 '05 #2

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> I have a user who wants to see all the data in a memo field when she clicks
on the cell in the table.
Of course, the user shouldn't be using a "table" to access the data. But, I see
from your comment, below, that you sympathize with that viewpoint. <g>
I suspect that I will have to make a form first
(which I prefer her to use). Has anyone done this before? TIA


Until you are more familiar with a form and its properties/objects, you can use
the Form Wizard to generate a form for you. Just select the table in the
database window and, click on the menuitem "Insert" and select "Form" or
"Autoform". If you select the former, the wizard will walk you through the form
creation process and if you select the latter, the wizard will automatically
generate a simple form using the defaults.

The user can view a larger window of the contents of a textbox by placing the
cursor in that textbox and pressing the key combination <Shift>+F2.

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Nov 12 '05 #3

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Thanks to All! I already built the form with a large box so that the whole
memo field is displayed. I convinced her to use it for now and see if she
likes it ;-) Thanks again for your responses, Stuart

"Stuart E. Wugalter" <wu******@usc.edu> wrote in message
news:bn**********@usc.edu...
Hi folks!

I have a user who wants to see all the data in a memo field when she clicks on the cell in the table. I suspect that I will have to make a form first
(which I prefer her to use). Has anyone done this before? TIA

Stuart E. Wugalter
Zilkha Neurogentic Institute
University of Southern California
wu******@usc.edu

Nov 12 '05 #4

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There is a much better answer IMHO.
Use Zoombox, Double Click on text box and the zoombox editor appears
where you can enter or edit text, change fonts etc.
I will send you the mdb if you would like it.
send me an email at in**@psoftuk.com
Patrick
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:43:02 -0700, "Stuart E. Wugalter"
<wu******@usc.edu> wrote:
Hi folks!

I have a user who wants to see all the data in a memo field when she clicks
on the cell in the table. I suspect that I will have to make a form first
(which I prefer her to use). Has anyone done this before? TIA

Stuart E. Wugalter
Zilkha Neurogentic Institute
University of Southern California
wu******@usc.edu


Nov 12 '05 #5

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