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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Disabling Layout View

You might have noticed as you built new forms and reports in your Access 2010 client databases that Access sets the new Allow Layout View property to Yes by default. This is a handy feature while you’re building forms and reports because it allows you to align, position, and resize controls while you view live data. When you’re ready to put your application in production, however, you need to reset this new property to No for all your forms and reports so that the users see your forms and reports as you intended. You could open every form and report in Design view, change the property, and save the form or report. But why do it the hard way? In the Access Options dialog box, you can select an option that disables the ability ...

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