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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Manipulating Controls

Creating a form is a multistep process. The next step is to make sure that your controls are properly sized and moved to their correct positions. The Arrange tab of the Ribbon—shown in Figure 35-12—contains commands used to assist you in manipulating controls.

Figure 35-12. The Arrange tab lets you work with moving and sizing controls, as well as manage the overall layout of the form.

Resizing a control

You can resize controls by using any of the smaller handles on the control. The handles in the control corners let you make the field larger or smaller in both width and height—and at the same time. Use the handles in the middle of the control sides to size the control larger or smaller in one direction only. The top and bottom handles change the height of the control; the left and right handles change the control’s width.

When the mouse pointer touches a corner handle of a selected control, the pointer becomes a diagonal double arrow. You can then drag the sizing handle until the control is the desired size. If the mouse pointer touches a side handle in a selected control, the pointer changes to a horizontal or vertical double-headed arrow. Figure 35-13 shows the Description control after being resized. Notice the double-headed arrow in the corner of the Description control.

Figure 35-13. Resizing a control.

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