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How do I align text/numbers in a base form

 
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elder73
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: How do I align text/numbers in a base form Reply with quote

Hello,

The database I am working on in OO is working fine. Most of my problems I solved by googling a question except for this one.

I have a nice form set up for data entry and it works fine. The one field I have assigned text is left aligned on the form and that's fine.

All of the rest of the fields are currency and all of them align to the left margin of the form box. I would like to have those currency fields on the right.

Is there a way of doing this? If so please keep in mind I'm absolutely new to this so please try and be as explicit as you can. Smile

Any and all assistance is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Open your form in Edit mode.
Right click the field you want to modify and select the General tab from the Properties window.
Halfway you see a Formatting field, click on the and select your desired format.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:47 am    Post subject: (Solved) Reply with quote

mgroenescheij wrote:
Hi,

Open your form in Edit mode.
Right click the field you want to modify and select the General tab from the Properties window.
Halfway you see a Formatting field, click on the and select your desired format.

Martin


Thank you for your reply. I followed you instructions but right clicking on the selected field in the form did not bring up any box that showed Properties. However, by going to Navigator, right clicking on the field there, brought up a box that showed Properties. Clicking on that took me another box with a host of controls on it. Toward the bottom of this window there is an Alignment entry where you can select the alignment you want. I set it to "right" on all fields and it worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason right click didn't work, is more than likely caused by the fact that your controls in the form are grouped; i.e. label and data control. In that case you can right click, go to group, edit group, and then right click on the data control to see the properties.

Using the form navigator is more efficient though! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billyray wrote:
The reason right click didn't work, is more than likely caused by the fact that your controls in the form are grouped; i.e. label and data control. In that case you can right click, go to group, edit group, and then right click on the data control to see the properties.

Using the form navigator is more efficient though! Smile


Thank you, that explains why it did not work initially. Smile
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