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fritz
post Dec 19 2017, 06:52 PM
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I seem to recall there is a way to adjust how far an object moves when dragging it. The Access version I'm using doesn't allow precise movements - it seems there is some predefined grid it snaps to. The increments are small but on other installed versions, the movement is smoother. Any suggestions how to adjust?

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DanielPineault
post Dec 19 2017, 06:58 PM
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You can ajust the form's/report's GridX and GridY properties to make the grid more or less dense.

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fritz
post Dec 19 2017, 08:58 PM
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I see the Design View tab when editing a form, but the gridlines are grayed out - as are the other controls (width, style, color). Is there a way to activate it? (2007)

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RJD
post Dec 19 2017, 09:23 PM
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Hi Harry: If you click and hold on the object to be moved, then hold the Ctrl key, then move the object, the movement of the object should be smooth and not restricted to to the grid pattern. I am testing with A2010, but I think A2007 acts the same ...

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missinglinq
post Dec 19 2017, 09:31 PM
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"it seems there is some predefined grid it snaps to"

Maybe it is...how were the Controls added to the Form...thru use of a Wizard? Try selecting all Controls then go to Arrange on the Ribbon and click on Remove...then try moving a single object again.

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fritz
post Dec 21 2017, 07:50 PM
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Oh for heaven's sake ... The Answer Is:

Arrange tab, then look for "snap to grid" and deselect.

Thanks everyone for help ... got there eventually, sigh. Now if I can only learn to read wink.gif

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