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Part 2. Creating Databases and Tables > Setting the Field Size for a Text Field

Setting the Field Size for a Text Field

After you've opened the table you want to modify in Design view, click the text field whose size you want to change to select it.

The lower half of the table window shows the properties of the selected field, the first of which for text fields is Field Size. Click the Field Size text box.

Type the number of characters you want the text field to allow.

Click the Save button on the Standard toolbar in the main Access window to save your changes to the database table.


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