ACC2000: How to Set the Opening Position of a Form on the Screen

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This article describes how to set, or change, the screen position where a form will open.


If you open a form, drag it to a new position on the screen, and then close it, when you reopen the form, it will appear in the same position where it was before you dragged it. If you want to change the position where a form opens, follow these steps:
  1. Open the form in Design view.
  2. If the property sheet of the form is not yet open, on the View menu, click Properties.
  3. Set the AutoCenter property of the form to No.
  4. Save the form and close it.
  5. Open the form in Form view.
  6. Move the form to any location on the screen.
  7. On the File menu, click Save. When you close the form and reopen it, it will open in that position on the screen.
  8. When you want the form to open in a new position on the screen, repeat steps 5 through 7.


Article ID: 208299 - Last Review: July 15, 2004 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
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