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Don’t allow users to resize forms (Access 2016/2013/2010)

Posted on 11/5/18 8:00 AM by Get Schooled in Access, in Microsoft Access

Don’t allow users to resize forms (Access 2016/2013/2010)Generally, all Access forms are resizable, but there are times when you want to keep users from changing the size of a form. To do so, simply change the form’s Border Style property to something other than the default of Sizable.

But which of the remaining three options to choose? None of them allow you to drag a corner of the form and resize it, but there are other differences to consider. Here’s the effect of choosing each of the three remaining Border Style options:

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Change the ruler's measurement units for comfortable form and report design (Access 2000/2002/2003/2010)

Posted on 11/2/16 8:29 AM by Get Schooled in Access

The ruler is a great way to ensure that your reports print accurately or your form controls are right where you want them. However, you may not know exactly what measurement units Access' ruler indicates. If you're more comfortable with the metric system (centimeters instead of inches), you can adjust your ruler permanently. Or, if you have Access 2003, you can simply input measurements in your preferred unit.

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Career Focus Tip #5: Database Careers

Posted on 6/21/12 9:08 AM by Get Schooled in Access, in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in Database careers, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IBM DB2, in IT Career, in Microsoft, in MySQL, in Oracle, in SQL Server, in Tips & Tricks

GUEST BLOGGER: Brian Parker, Technical Instructor

Database management is broken into three general sections: design, engineering (or development) and database administration (DBA). Sometimes the designers and engineers work together, or one person may fill both roles. Once the database is designed and developed, then the administrators make minor tweaks as needed and manage the data to ensure consistency and continuity. Database admins also work to clean, archive and compress the database to ensure optimal operation. In smaller businesses, these jobs are almost non-existent, so look to larger corporations that manage large quantities of data for positions. No matter which direction you go, take some SQL (not server) classes first to get to know the language. It varies a little between programs, but it pretty consistent for the most part. Here are my top five database career recommendations and why:

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Did you need more incentive to upgrade to Office 07?

Posted on 5/11/09 4:02 PM by Get Schooled in Access, in Office 07, in Tips & Tricks

The Microsoft Office 2007 suite is full of so many upgrades, new twists and bright ideas it's hard to imagine that not everyone has updated already. But some of you are holding out. Here's an improvement on an Access feature that made me stand up and cheer.

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