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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Setting Image Alignment and Backing Color

When you add an image to a form or report, you actually create a control and designate the image as the contents of that control. Because the image is contained within a control, you can use the edges of the control as a frame through which you view the image. As an example, suppose that you have a large image illustrating a process, but the two critical areas you need to show on a form are in opposite corners of the image. By setting the image’s alignment within the control, you can align the image so any corner is displayed, meaning you can display the sections of the image you need to show without cropping, editing, or otherwise mangling the image itself. If there is space between the edge of the image ...

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