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Forms/Tables that can't/won't hold scroll

Hi all,

I've tried finding an answer in the history, but only find a lot of
historical posts where people didn't get answers to the same problem
up to 5 or 6 years ago!

I'm having a problem with Access2003 on Windows XP Pro where I often
can't scroll.

On some tables, I scroll vertically using the scroll bars, but when I
let off the mouse button, it jumps back to whereever my cursor is.

On some forms, if I don't have data to display, my users with smaller
screens can't scroll to the right to see hidden buttons/drop downs.

Does anyone know what's going on? Are these related problems? They
don't happen in any other applications, and only in certain
circumstances within Access.

TIA,

Jon

Mar 21 '07 #1
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On Mar 21, 12:48 pm, "jonceramic" <joncera...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi all,

I've tried finding an answer in the history, but only find a lot of
historical posts where people didn't get answers to the same problem
up to 5 or 6 years ago!

I'm having a problem with Access2003 on Windows XP Pro where I often
can't scroll.

On some tables, I scroll vertically using the scroll bars, but when I
let off the mouse button, it jumps back to whereever my cursor is.

On some forms, if I don't have data to display, my users with smaller
screens can't scroll to the right to see hidden buttons/drop downs.

Does anyone know what's going on? Are these related problems? They
don't happen in any other applications, and only in certain
circumstances within Access.

TIA,

Jon
I came across a similar problem in A97 when trying to Alt-Printscreen
a form that was too tall to fit on the screen. The form would move
before the key combination was completed. I found that setting the
focus to a control on the visible portion of the screen kept the form
from scrolling elsewhere. I don't remember if the scroll thumb
coordinates can be obtained with an API or other function so I'm not
sure how to generalize the results. An OnScroll event would be nice
for this situation. Maybe even scrollbars that allow you to override
the default code? There seem to be so many possible combinations that
Microsoft missed a few circumstances. This behavior is likely never
to get fixed unless it is pointed out to Microsoft as something they
should add or fix in a future version.

James A. Fortune
CD********@FortuneJames.com

Mar 23 '07 #2

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