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ACC: Default Width in Report Design Does Not Reflect Margins

Article ID: 92670

Article Last Modified on 1/18/2007


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


The default grid area is independent of how a report or form is printed. The controls that you place in the document determine the size.

In the United States, the default width of the grid area is set to 5 inches, regardless of the print settings (paper size, orientation, and margins). There is no relationship between the default grid area size and the default paper size or print area.


This behavior is by design.


For more information about how to change the default layout for forms or reports, search for "templates, forms and reports," and then "Specify a new template for forms and reports" using the Microsoft Access Help Index.

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