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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Manipulating Controls

Chapters 10 and 11 gave you substantial exposure to selecting, moving, resizing, aligning, and otherwise manipulating controls. Nevertheless, I thought it would be useful to summarize in one place the various techniques available to you.

Selecting

You select a control by clicking directly on it. The control displays a moving handle and sizing handles. If you select a text box with an attached label, the label's move handle also is displayed. If you select the label, the text box's move handle is visible (see Figure 12.19).

Figure 12.19. The currently selected object is the label, so only the text box's move handle is displayed.

A selected control has several sizing handles. You use the sizing handles that border the control ...

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