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Old October 4th, 2007, 02:47 PM
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Default horizontal scroll for a wide report

Hi all,

I'm creating a very wide report in Access (abt 18"). When viewing, i'm not able to see some part of the report and i have to go to page 2 to see it.
Is it possible to add a horizontal scroll bar to the report so that the user is just able to scroll to the right to see the remainder of the report ? How can this be done ?

Thanks for helping

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Hi all,

Have I asked a very basic and stupid question that noone wants to answer or a scroll bar just cannot be added to the reports ?

Can anyone please answer.

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Just so you don't feel so bad, I've been there too... I was able to design my report around an 11X14 piece of paper and use the landscape layout. Try reducing font sizes and decreasing margins until you can fit it onto a standard sized sheet. It's easy to select one control and format it accordingly, then use the format painter to apply those font settings to many other controls and labels.
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You must understand that reports are not for reading on the screen. They are meant for printing on paper. Therefore, you would never have scroll bar on a report, and in Access you cannot add one for this reason. The scroll bar would be located on the datasheet view of a subform in a FORM, not a report.

Since a report is to be printed, you must design your report to match the paper size available to your printer. Therefore, if your printer can only do 8½x11 (letter) paper, your report should be no longer than that. If your printer can handle 8½x14 (legal) or even 11x17, then you can design a report for those.

For those cases, your margins, fonts, font sizes, page orientation (portrait vs. landscape), and number of fields per row will determine how you design the report; but you're always limited by the paper size.

Greg Serrano
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

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