Set the size and position of a form or report

ShowSet the default size of a form or report

  1. Open a form in Form view (Form view: A view that displays a form to show or accept data. Form view is the primary means of adding and modifying data in tables. You can also change the design of a form in this view.) or a report in Print Preview.
  2. Size the form or report by dragging the borders of the window.
  3. Click Save Button image on the toolbar.

 Note   If the AutoResize property is set to Yes, Microsoft Access automatically sizes the form or report to display complete records. To set the form or report window to the size you want, make sure the AutoResize property is set to No. The AutoResize property for a report is not available in Microsoft Access 2000 or earlier.

ShowCenter a form or a report in the application window when it's first opened

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ShowSize a form to fit its contents

  1. Open a form in Form view (Form view: A view that displays a form to show or accept data. Form view is the primary means of adding and modifying data in tables. You can also change the design of a form in this view.).
  2. On the Window menu, click Size To Fit Form. If the Form window is maximized, the command is not available.
  3. Click Save Button image on the toolbar to save the size of the form.

 Note   If the form's DefaultView property is set to Single Form, and the displayed record is smaller than the Form window, Size To Fit Form crops the window to the size of the record. If the record is larger than the Form window, Size To Fit Form expands the Form window to show as much of the record as possible. If the property is set to Continuous Forms, and only part of the bottom record is displayed, Size To Fit Form crops that record. If only one record is partially displayed, Size To Fit Form enlarges the window to show as much of the record as possible.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003