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Losing First Record After Scrolling

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Is there a workaround to the bug that loses the first record in a
continuous form after using the scroll wheel if the available records
don't fill the form? I know that the "up arrow" section of the
scrollbar can be clicked to show the record again but this is hardly
intuitive to the user.

Any help is appreciated.

Jun 22 '07 #1
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On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 03:37:06 -0700, Wayne <cq*******@volcanomail.com>
wrote:

Do I understand correctly: you have a form with a lot of records, more
than fit given the size of your form. You object to the top records
not being visible at all times as users are scrolling down to see more
records.

If I understand this correctly, you have some options, including:
* Keep the number of records low enough so users don't have to scroll.
* Buy bigger monitors so you can increase the size of the form and
show more data.
* Train the users about the scrollbar and scrolling UP as well as
Down.

-Tom.

>Is there a workaround to the bug that loses the first record in a
continuous form after using the scroll wheel if the available records
don't fill the form? I know that the "up arrow" section of the
scrollbar can be clicked to show the record again but this is hardly
intuitive to the user.

Any help is appreciated.
Jun 22 '07 #2

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Thanks for the reply Tom. I probably didn't do a very good job of
describing the problem. It is a bug that has been referred to on this
forum that I haven't been able to find a suitable solution to. The
bug appears on continuous forms or subforms when the available number
or records does not fill the space available on the form.

Suppose the form or subform has room to display say, 10 records but
the available data doesn't fill the whole form, say there are only 5
records available. If the user accidentally scrolls down (I emphasize
accidentally, because there would be no reason to intentionally do
this with only 5 records) and then scrolls back up, the first record
is not visible.

The only way to make the first record visible is to use the "up" arrow
on the scroll bar to bring it back into view i.e the scrollwheel
doesn't scroll right back to the top and leaves the first record
hidden. If the user knows about the bug, then there isn't really a
problem. If they are not aware of it, they wonder where their first
record has gone.

Jun 22 '07 #3

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