How to Resize Form Controls in Access 2016

Resize form controls precisely using the Property Sheet or by click and drag.

You can resize form controls by clicking and dragging them or by using the Property Sheet to specify an exact value. Here's how.

  1. Screenshot of Access with the Layout View option highlighted

    Open the Form in Layout View

    In the left Navigation Pane, right-click on the form and select Layout View.

    This can also be done in Design View if you prefer.

  2. Screenshot of all controls selected

    Select all Controls to Resize

    Select one control by clicking on it.

    To select a block of contiguous controls (i.e. controls that are next to each other or on top of each other), select the first control, then hold the Shift key down and select the last control.

    To select non-contiguous controls, use the CTRL key instead.

  3. Screenshot of the Property Sheet button highlighted

    Open the Property Sheet

    Click on Property Sheet in the Ribbon (from the Design tab).

  4. Screenshot of the Property Sheet

    Resize the Controls

    Resize the controls by adjusting the values for the Height and Width properties as required.

    Click on the Format tab to filter the properties. This can make it easier to find the required properties.

    You can also resize the controls by clicking and dragging their edges if you wish.

    However, for more control over the sizing, use the Property Sheet.