Zoom ... Design View for Forms/Reports and Form View, Report View
It would be really nice to ZOOM the Design View for forms and reports ... and also Form View, with a slider.
For example, Print Preview has a zoom slider in the lower right.
Also, Report View should be able to interpret Ctrl-Mousewheel since so it can really be more like a web page
Thanks for posting. We’ll look into this as we are planning our future investments in Access.
I’d like to encourage people to keep voting if it’s something they really want to see the priority raised on.
I would also strongly support this idea.
In the meantime, I have created code to allow zooming of forms in form view as an extension to automatic form resizing. If anyone is interested, this can be found at http://www.mendipdatasystems.co.uk/automatic-form-resizing-1/4594554784.
The code and screenshots are on page 2 of this extended article
Adrian Bell (MVP) commented
Where does it say the idea has been closed?
Voting is encouraged but the idea has been closed?!?!?
I would like a zoom very similar to what is in Word, Excel in the lower right corner, that would or could affect any or all objects displaying in Access, tables reports etc. i don't want to change my PCs resolution is it is set for other application best performance. So a zoom slider in Access would be great.
Great Suggestion! This would also be a simple but elegant workaround concerning the "Automatically resize MS-Access Applications" Topic. Imagine if you design an Access App for a resolution of 1280x720. A user with a 1920x1080 screen could simply zoom the Forms to 150 % (or a user with a 4k Screen could zoom to 300%) and it would just look perfect. However I would be important that we could programmatically change this Zoom property (like ActiveWindow.Zoom in Excel).
Adam T commented
I would love this. When designing forms and reports that are used extensively or issued to customers, I can be pretty picky about getting things to line up properly. The Align tools help... but being able to quickly zoom into something to ensure it's joined up and aligned properly would be so useful.
thanks, Access Team ~
John Tsioumpris commented
I'd like to add my opinion on this subject...
We want a zoom functionality that would allow us to pinpoint exactly the controls where we want to be in both the forms/ reports so that we can get a more accurate result