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Access 2010 Continuous Web Forms that are created with Overlapping Windows display only one record at a time and cannot be resized

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In Microsoft Access 2010, when you create a Continuous Web Form that has Overlapping Windows, the form displays only one record at a time, and the form cannot be resized.

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This behavior is by design. By default, Web Forms are created with�BorderStyle set to Dialog. The BorderStyle cannot be changed on a Web Form.

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To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Change from Overlapping Windows to Tabbed Windows

  1. On the�File menu, click Options.
  2. Click�Current Database in the navigation page (left pane), select the Tabbed Documents option in the Document Window Options area, and then click OK.

Method 2: Use VBA to increase the InsideHeight property of the form

  1. Open the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor. To do this, use the Ctrl+G keyboard shortcut.
  2. In the Immediate Window, type the following syntax, and then press ENTER:
    forms("<form name>").InsideHeight = 2 * forms("<form name>").InsideHeight
    Note When you apply this change, the form's height is doubled.

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Steps to reproduce the behavior
  1. Start Access 2010.
  2. Create a Blank web database.
  3. On the File menu, click Options.
  4. In the�Access Options dialog box, select Current Database , and then click to select the Overlapping Windows check box. Click OK.
  5. Close and reopen the database.
  6. Create a table that has four rows of data.
  7. Save and close the table.
  8. From the�Create tab on the ribbon, click Multiple Items from the Forms group that is based on the table.
Notice that a continuous form is created. But the form only displays one record at a time, and the form cannot be resized.

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Keywords: KB2075818

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Article Info
Article ID : 2075818
Revision : 3
Created on : 8/25/2011
Published on : 8/25/2011
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