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Text box with bottom margin won't allow vert scrollbar?

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Using A2000
I put a small margin at the bottom of a textbox containing a memo
field for data entry. This was to avoid the half-line which appears
when you hit the bottom of the box. This seems to have turned off the
vertical scrollbar which had worked perfectly up until then - only
appearing when focussed. Now the only way to get to text past the
bottom is to insert cursor and use down arrows. Any assistance
welcomed. Thanks
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Hi Bill.

Yes, I am able to reproduce this in A2003 also, so it does look like a bug.

The scrollbar reappears if you do:
Forms!MyForm!MyMemo.BottomMargin = 0
set focus to another control, and then set focus to the memo's text box
again.

Instead of setting a margin, did you know that in Form Design view you could
get the text box to automatically adjust to the correct height by selecting
it and then from the Format menu choosing Size | To Fit?

(That doesn't work properly either if you have set margins in the text box.)

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Using A2000
I put a small margin at the bottom of a textbox containing a memo
field for data entry. This was to avoid the half-line which appears
when you hit the bottom of the box. This seems to have turned off the
vertical scrollbar which had worked perfectly up until then - only
appearing when focussed. Now the only way to get to text past the
bottom is to insert cursor and use down arrows. Any assistance
welcomed. Thanks

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