May 22 2012, 05:31 PM
I'm posing this question to the UA group, as I've looked through a number of UA posts and other boards and nobody has addressed this issue with usable answer yet,
With a tab control you have two styles - Tabs and Buttons (I won't consider "None", the third choice, at this moment). With Tabs style, I can click through the pages and each tab stays visible when clicking on another tab. When using Buttons style, and clicking on pages, the button to the left of the button you click (as long as it is not the first page) disappears. I checked this with a blank form, adding a tab control, and adding a page to the control (to make three pages), and it functions this way in design mode or form view.
I get this disappearing when running Access 2007 on XP. It seems to be corrected in 2010/Windows 7. Is there a fix to the 2007/XP environment (aside from just using tabs or moving the app to 2010/7)?
May 23 2012, 08:14 AM
What service pack are you running? Using 2007 SP3 on a Win7 box the problem isn't present.
May 23 2012, 10:21 AM
I am running Access 2007, 6535 (SP2), running on Windows XP SP3.
Is there a a SP 3 for Office? The highest version of Office I see out there is 6606 (SP2). Do you mean Window 7 SP 3?
May 23 2012, 03:45 PM
Nope! Office 2007, SP3:Office 2007 SP3 Download
Of course, that doesn't mean this service pack will cure your problem, but as I said, the problem isn't present on my installation.
May 24 2012, 11:45 AM
Yes, I do see that Office has a Service Pack 3. I'm running that on another machine that has Windows 7, and also on the virtual XP version.
So, my testing on Access 2007 (Office SP 3), Windows 7 ---> tab control with button style works fine, no disappearing buttons when navigating through the buttons.
...testing on Access 2007 (Office SP 3 or SP 2), Windows XP ---> tab control with button style shows issue explained in my first post, ... disappearing buttons to the right when navigating through the buttons.
Hence,... the tests indicate that it is not the Office 2007 SP version for Access that is the problem. It would seem that running Access 2007 on XP is the problem. So, the question remains (with a slight revision)...Is there a fix to the Office 2007/XP environment (aside from just using tabs styles or moving the app to a Windows 7 environment)?
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here