How to Remove Anchoring in Access 2007

Updated February 21, 2017

After a form is created in the Microsoft Office Access 2007 program, you can use specific controls to edit and add new functionality to your form. For example, you can use the Anchoring control to determine how a text box within a form can be stretched down or to the right. If you no longer want the Anchoring control to appear with a text box, then you can manually remove it.

Click the "Start" button from your desktop and then click the "All Programs" option. Double-click the "Microsoft Access 2007" application.

Click the "Microsoft Office" button and then select the "Open" option. Select the database file that contains that form you want to remove anchoring for and then click the "Open" button.

Select the "Design View" button from the top navigation bar and you'll enter into design view.

Click the "Arrange" tab and then click the "Anchoring" button from the "Size" group. Select the anchor within the form that you want to remove.

Select the "Arrange" tab and then click the "Remove" option from the "Control Layout" group. The selected anchor will then be removed.

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