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Can't see cursor when reach bottom portion of text box.

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I have a memo field box that is larger than the my screen. When the data entered goes beyond what the screen displays I scroll down to where the cursor is in the text box but once I start typing the screen jumps back to the top of the field. The cursor remains at the bottom of the text box but i can't see what i am typing.
Jan 25 '12 #1
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What version of access are you using?

Why have the memo screen be larger then your screen? A textbox can itself have a scrollbar, and I think that would make more sense, but of course without more details on your requirements only you can decide what is best.
Jan 26 '12 #2

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Access '10. OK i shortened the textbox allowed a scrollbar. Thats works great i was having personel print from forms which after a little research is not best to do. So i created a report thats looks great but what is the benifit of making a report? What if the textbox entered data filled up the reports textbox area, i want to print these out with this new created report. As the operator puts in this data in the form textbox how would they know when reports same field textbox was full and would not be seen if this report was printed. Is there a way to have the reports textbox goto a continuation sheet when it got filled with data?
Jan 27 '12 #3

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I have not myself yet tried AC2010, but I am guessing this is not one of the features they would change.

A textbox in a report has a property CanGrow. You need to set this property to True, AND also set the same property for the Section in which the textbox is located. Then Access will automatically resize the textbox, and push any objects below the textbox further down to make space. It is really one of the great features of access reports. Access reports can be incredibly powerfull in my oppinion, if used right.
Jan 27 '12 #4

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Well SmileyCoder that works great!!! Thank you for taking the time to help me.
Jan 27 '12 #5

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