How To Resize Form Controls In Access 2016?

In Access when you create a new form using one of the form tools on the create tab or when you add fields to a form while it is open in layout view, access puts boxes and other control in guides called layouts.

Well you can adjust the size of the form controls by clicking and dragging them or by using the property sheet to specify an exact value. Here is how it is to be done.

Steps To Resize Form Controls In Access 2016


In the left navigation pane, make a right click on the form and select layout view.


Select one control by clicking on it. For selecting a block of contiguous controls i.e controls that are next to each other or on the top of each other.

After then select the first control, then hold the shift key down and select the last control. In order to select non-contiguous controls, you need to use CTRL key instead.


Tap to the Property Sheet in the Ribbon from the design tab.


By adjusting the values for the height and width properties you can resize the controls.

Tap to the format tab to filter the properties. This can make it easier to find the required properties. For further control over the sizing, use the property sheet.