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FP2000: No Access to Form Properties by Right-Clicking Form Field


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For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 193959 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/193959/EN-US/ ) .
For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 and earlier version of this article, see 182123 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/182123/EN-US/ ) .

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Symptoms

In Page View, you cannot access the properties of a form when you do one of the following:
  • Right-click a form field. The Form Properties command does not appear on the shortcut menu.

    -or-
  • Right-click a command button, click Form Field Properties, and then click Form. In this case, nothing happens.

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Cause

This behavior occurs when your form field is not within a form. A dashed line that surrounds one or more form fields denotes a form.

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Resolution

To access the form properties, your form field must be inside the dashed line that denotes the form. Use one of the following methods to resolve this behavior so you can access the properties of the form.

Method 1: If You Have a Form on the Page

If you have a form on the page, follow these steps:
  1. Select the form field.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Cut.
  3. Click anywhere inside the form (the dashed lines).
  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
  5. Right-click the form field and click Form Properties on the menu that appears.

Method 2: If You Do Not Have a Form on the Page

If you do not have a form on the page, follow these steps:
  1. Select the form field.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to From Field, and then click the form field option you want.
  3. Right-click the form field and click Form Properties on the menu that appears.

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Keywords: KB197735, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 197735
Revision : 1
Created on : 9/27/2001
Published on : 9/27/2001
Exists online : False
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