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Chapter 7. Designing Basic Forms > Formatting Controls with Properties - Pg. 257

Designing Basic Forms 257 5. 6. 7. The width of all four text boxes is adjusted. You can also change the position of a control by setting properties. The position of a control is determined by the Left and Top properties. The Left property sets the distance between the left side of the form and the left boundary of the control. The Top property is the distance from the top of the form to the top of the control. You can use these properties and the Height and Width properties to make fine adjustments in the position and size of a control. You can also refer to these properties when you're trying to match the size or position of one control with that of another. Click the Campaign Tasks label in the Form Header section. On the Format tab of the Properties dialog box, select 14 in the Font Size property box. Use the mouse (or enter values in the Properties dialog box) to resize the label to show all the text. You might also need to reposition the label above the Detail section bar. The Tasks form should now look like this: 8. On the toolbar, click Save to save the changes we've made to the Tasks form so far. Using a Form Template The Form Wizard includes a number of built-in styles for the forms you create with it. These styles apply background colors and images, text box borders, and font properties to the form. You can apply a standard style to a form you create in Design view by clicking AutoFormat on the Format menu. You'll see the dialog box shown here: