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Nope. The alternative is a memo field. -- Kevin Hill 3NF Consulting [url]www.3nf-inc.com/NewsGroups.htm[/url] "Joy" <joy.calverleymagenta-netlogic.com> wrote in message news:0cfb01c3511f$1558e810$a301280aphx.gbl... > Is there any way to increase the field size of a text box > to more than 255 characters? I have used access as a > contact log and it's very annoying if you need to record > the result of a telephone call and the field size runs > out. Thnx...

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    Default Re: Text field size

    Nope. The alternative is a memo field.

    --
    Kevin Hill
    3NF Consulting
    [url]www.3nf-inc.com/NewsGroups.htm[/url]



    "Joy" <joy.calverleymagenta-netlogic.com> wrote in message
    news:0cfb01c3511f$1558e810$a301280aphx.gbl...
    > Is there any way to increase the field size of a text box
    > to more than 255 characters? I have used access as a
    > contact log and it's very annoying if you need to record
    > the result of a telephone call and the field size runs
    > out. Thnx

    Kevin @ 3NF Guest

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    Thanks Kevin - I've changed these fields to memos!
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Nope. The alternative is a memo field.
    >
    >--
    >Kevin Hill
    >3NF Consulting
    >[url]www.3nf-inc.com/NewsGroups.htm[/url]
    >
    >
    >
    >"Joy" <joy.calverleymagenta-netlogic.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:0cfb01c3511f$1558e810$a301280aphx.gbl...
    >> Is there any way to increase the field size of a text
    box
    >> to more than 255 characters? I have used access as a
    >> contact log and it's very annoying if you need to
    record
    >> the result of a telephone call and the field size runs
    >> out. Thnx
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Joy Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Text field size

    From experience memo fields are prone to corruption though, especially in
    multi-user environments. The most common sign of a corrupt memo field is
    unexplained database bloat so keep an eye out for this.

    Jamie


    Jamie Guest

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