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  • Tab control only half visible

    Hi Guys

    As a newbi to Alpha 5 excuse me if I've missed a FAQ. On placing a tab control on a form only 1/2 the tabs appear making the tab text almost unreadable. Is this a know issue or is there a simple fix?

    Best regards

  • #2
    Re: Tab control only half visible

    This probably isn't a general database design question and will probably be moved to a specific forum once you indicate which version of Alpha you are using.

    There is only so much screen real estate to be had. If you have two tabs then you can use longer tab titles. If you have ten tabs you have to jse shorter titles for them to be visible. Where is Alpha going to get the room to display the long titles?

    A screenshot or sample database illustrating what you are seeing will lead to more and better suggestions.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Tab control only half visible

      Hi Stan

      Thanks for the reply. Guess I was not specific enough. I'm running V8. I meant only 1/2 the tab is visible vertically ie 1/2 the lettters are cut off. I've not run out of real estate in a horizontal sense with too many tabs across the page.

      I've now noticed in the Alpha Sports example that indeed the same thing is apparent with it on the tabbed pages.

      Hope this clarifies. Any further assistance much appreciated.

      Kind regards


      • #4
        Re: Tab control only half visible

        No problems here with the tab height per my attached screenshot. Since you experience the problem in Alphasports it is likely you either have a damaged Alpha installation or a video driver issue.

        Is you font size set to normal?
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Tab control only half visible

          Hi Al

          I noticed you're in the UK. Tab height properties need to be changed. Right-Click on the Tab object, select properties, change tab height.
          See attached
          If It Works First Time, There's Something Wrong!!!


          • #6
            Re: Tab control only half visible

            Your windows settings are set to cm and the tab height is set at inches. Just set the tab height to a larger number. Click on the tabbed object right click choose properties and set the tab height.



            • #7
              Re: Tab control only half visible

              Thanks Guys

              The most obvious is sometimes the most difficult to find. Across the pond differences as always. When I saw the same effect in Alpha Sports I assumed a known issue.

              Ta very much as we say at this side of the pond...