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ACC2000: How to Convert Twips to Pixels
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Advanced: Requires expert coding, interoperability, and multiuser skills.
This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
Because Microsoft Access stores dimension/location properties as twips, in certain cases you may have to convert twips to pixels, such as when you call a Windows API function. This article shows you how to do this.
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You can use the following ConvertTwipsToPixels() function to convert twips to pixels. Note that pixels are not always square (the height and width are not the same); therefore, it is necessary to pass in the desired "direction" to use (horizontal or vertical).