NewRowOrCol Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]
You can use the NewRowOrCol property to specify whether a section and its associated data is printed in a new row or column within a multiple-column report or multiple-column form. Read/write Byte.
expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.
The NewRowOrCol property uses the following settings.
|None||0||(Default) The row or column breaks are determined by the settings in the Page Setup dialog box (available by clicking Page Setup on the File menu) and the available space on the page.|
|Before Section||1||Microsoft Access starts printing the current section (the section for which you're setting the property, such as a group header section) in a new row or column. It then prints the next section, such as a detail section, in that same row or column.|
|After Section||2||Microsoft Access starts printing the current section, such as a group header section, in the current row or column. It starts printing the next section, such as a detail section, in the next row or column.|
|Before & After||3||Microsoft Access starts printing the current section in a new row or column. It starts printing the following section in the next row or column.|
You can set the NewRowOrCol property only in form Design view or report Design view.
The following items are some sample settings for a group header section in a multiple-column report. Make sure Down, Then Across is selected under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
|Before Section||The group header is printed at the top of a new column.|
|After Section||The detail section is printed at the top of a new column.|
|Before & After||The group header is printed in a column by itself, and the detail section is printed at the top of a new column.|
Sections in a form or report are normally printed vertically down a page. The default Column Layout option is Across, then Down. You can print the sections in multiple columns across a page by clicking Down, then Across under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box.
If you set the NewRowOrCol property to Before Section, the vertical or horizontal orientation of the page affects how the section appears when printed. If you click Across, then Down under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box, Microsoft Access starts printing the section at the beginning of a new row; if you click Down, then Across, Microsoft Access starts printing the section at the beginning of a new column.
The following example returns the NewRowOrCol property setting and assigns it to the
Dim intGetVal As Integer intGetVal = Me.Section(1).NewRowOrCol
The next example presents two layouts for a report that divides data into four groups (Head1 to Head4). Each group includes three to six records, and each record has field a and field b. The layouts differ only in their settings under Column Layout on the Columns tab of the Page Setup dialog box and the values of their NewRowOrCol properties. Note that the Width box under Column Size on the Columns tab must be set to the actual width of the field. Also, the Before Section setting of the NewRowOrCol property requires a page header section greater than zero for the Down, then Across option to function correctly.
Applies to | Section Object
See Also | ForceNewPage Property