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Aligning Form/Report Controls in Access 2003

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Hello,
I have ‘Snap to Grid' turned off when I am working in the Design View
of either a form or report. However, it only seems to be off when I
use the mouse. If I try to move controls with CTRL/Arrow keys, the
controls snap to the grid again. This makes lining up controls very
difficult.

What can I do so that the controls don't snap to the grid when I use
the keyboard to move them?

Thank you for your help!

CSDunn
Nov 13 '05 #1
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I don't think Access lets you specify a Nudge value for each press of the
keyboard arrow.

To get digitally precise alignment of your controls, run the mouse through
the ones you want to line up (to select them), and then type a value into
the Properties box for the Left or Top property. That's really the only way
to get the right results when you ask Access to auto-order the tab order
(Tab Order on View menu.)

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"CSDunn" <cd***@valverde.edu> wrote in message
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Hello,
I have 'Snap to Grid' turned off when I am working in the Design View
of either a form or report. However, it only seems to be off when I
use the mouse. If I try to move controls with CTRL/Arrow keys, the
controls snap to the grid again. This makes lining up controls very
difficult.

What can I do so that the controls don't snap to the grid when I use
the keyboard to move them?

Thank you for your help!

CSDunn

Nov 13 '05 #2

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try CTRL + Arrow
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Nov 13 '05 #3

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try CTRL + arrow
"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote in message
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I don't think Access lets you specify a Nudge value for each press of the
keyboard arrow.

To get digitally precise alignment of your controls, run the mouse through
the ones you want to line up (to select them), and then type a value into
the Properties box for the Left or Top property. That's really the only way to get the right results when you ask Access to auto-order the tab order
(Tab Order on View menu.)

--
Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"CSDunn" <cd***@valverde.edu> wrote in message
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Hello,
I have 'Snap to Grid' turned off when I am working in the Design View
of either a form or report. However, it only seems to be off when I
use the mouse. If I try to move controls with CTRL/Arrow keys, the
controls snap to the grid again. This makes lining up controls very
difficult.

What can I do so that the controls don't snap to the grid when I use
the keyboard to move them?

Thank you for your help!

CSDunn


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Nov 13 '05 #4

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I've found selecting the controls I want to align, then using Format - Align
very useful.

HTH
- Turtle

"CSDunn" <cd***@valverde.edu> wrote in message
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Hello,
I have 'Snap to Grid' turned off when I am working in the Design View
of either a form or report. However, it only seems to be off when I
use the mouse. If I try to move controls with CTRL/Arrow keys, the
controls snap to the grid again. This makes lining up controls very
difficult.

What can I do so that the controls don't snap to the grid when I use
the keyboard to move them?

Thank you for your help!

CSDunn

Nov 13 '05 #5

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Thanks to all for your help!

CSDunn
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Hello,
I have ?Snap to Grid' turned off when I am working in the Design View
of either a form or report. However, it only seems to be off when I
use the mouse. If I try to move controls with CTRL/Arrow keys, the
controls snap to the grid again. This makes lining up controls very
difficult.

What can I do so that the controls don't snap to the grid when I use
the keyboard to move them?

Thank you for your help!

CSDunn

Nov 13 '05 #6

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