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Rectangle Control in Reports

Rectangle Control in Reports

Rectangle Control in Reports

Does anyone know an easy way (or even a complicated way!)to get a rectangle control to grow or shrink along with other controls on a report in Access 97?

I have to duplicate a legally prescribed form which has a number of boxes surrounding various bits of the form.  The data is supplied through a variety of controls, including subreports, which all need to be able to grow and shrink depending on a person's Name, Residential address, etc.  And of course when one control grows or shrinks, the rectangle control is no longer the correct size.

Because of the number of controls in each section of the report, using the controls' border property is not an option.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance


RE: Rectangle Control in Reports

Could you put each group of controls into a subreport and use the border(or whatever) property of the subreport control to give you the rectangle?

I have done things with putting the vertical lines on either side of the data and putting the horizontal lines in the header/footer sections.  Don't know if that will work for you.


RE: Rectangle Control in Reports

Thanks Kathryn

That would work, but I would end up with about a dozen separate subreports in the report - very messy to maintain.

I was hoping someone might have come up with a solution to what I thought might be a recurring problem.  Hopeful, I know.

If no-one else has a suggestion, this is my fall-back position.

Thanks again


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