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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   5 months ago

Select All Text in a Text Box On Click in MS Access

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In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to select all of the text in a text box on a form when you click on it. This way, you can just click and type, much like how Excel works when you click on a cell.

Gabriel from Plano, Texas (a Platinum Member) asks: When I click on a cell in Microsoft Excel, the entire cell is selected, and if I want to overwrite that, I just begin typing. In Microsoft Access, when I click on a field, the cursor goes wherever I click, which could be in the middle of the data or at the end or wherever. Is there a way that I can make it so that when I click on a field on a form, all of the data in that field is selected so I can just type over it instead of having to manually select it with the mouse? It works fine if I tab to it, but I use the mouse more than I tab around the form. I just want to click and type.


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