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ACC1x: Resizing Multiple Controls Simultaneously


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1


Changing properties (size, font, color, and so forth) of several controls (text boxes, labels, and so forth) on a form or report is normally accomplished by changing each individual control. This article describes how to change more than one control at a time.


The following steps describe how to change more than one control at a time:

  1. Resize one of the controls to the desired size by using the mouse or by indicating the width and the height in that control's property sheet.
  2. After changing the desired properties, choose Change Default from the Layout menu.

NOTE: If multiple controls are selected when Change Default is chosen, the properties of the last control selected are used as the defaults.

  1. Select the remaining controls you want to resize. You can do this by either dragging the mouse pointer through all of them or by holding down the SHIFT key and clicking the mouse button once.
  2. From the Layout menu, choose Apply Default.

This changes the size of all the selected controls on the forms.

NOTE: This applies all defaults (including fonts, colors, size, and so on) to the selected control(s).

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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