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Aligning overlapping controls

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Back in the Access 97 days, if I had two texboxes on a form or report
that overlapped, and I selected both and did a Format, Align, Top from
the menu in design view, the controls would align such that the top
edge of one control would align with the bottom edge of the other and
they would no longer overlap. I liked this behavior. Now, in Access
2003, performing the same actions in a similar situation causes the
top edges of the two controls to align, i.e., it simply sets the 'Top'
property of each control to the same value, leaving them overlapping.
I have learned to work around this, but I still wish alignment worked
the same way it did in Access 97. I liked the way it discouraged
overlapping of controls. I'm curious as to whether anyone else finds
the new alignment behavior more of a hindrance than a help and if
there is any way to force Access 2k3 to behave like Access 97 in this
regard. Thanks!

Nov 13 '05 #1
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