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ShrinkerStretcher Add-On for Microsoft Access

ShrinkerStretcher is a module for Microsoft® Access® that allows you to scale your forms, fonts and controls to fit any form window size or screen resolution. Now there's no longer a need to have different versions of the same form for each monitor display setting. Just use ShrinkerStretcher to scale one form to fit all screen sizes.

Now supports Access 2013 32 and 64-bit!

With ShrinkerStretcher you can:

  • Save time and money by maintaining one version of your forms for all end user screen resolutions
  • Scale forms to larger or smaller sizes dynamically at each form OnResize event
  • Center controls of maximized forms on the screen
  • Accurately scale subforms, tab controls, option groups, datasheets, charts and more
  • Automatically scale and position forms so they look the same at each screen resolution
  • Optionally scale forms at application startup only
  • Optionally scale and save forms at the new size
  • Open your forms with one function call that does all the scaling work

ShrinkerStretcher consists entirely of VBA code so it is easy to distribute with your Access application.

Supports Access 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013

See a screenshot.


Download - trial version for Access 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000 (2,470kb).

v11.8 - 3/20/2014 - Fix to Access 2013 32-bit trial version installation.

v11.8 - 10/11/2013 - Access 2013 trial version included.

v11.8 - Misc bug fixes.

v11.7 - 11/9/2012 - Access 2010 64-bit trial version included in download.

v11.7 - Access 2010 Navigation Control support, bug fixes.

v11.6 - Fixes another bug related to Access 2010 64-bit compatibility.

v11.5 - Fixes a bug related to Access 2010 64-bit compatibility.

v11.4 - Access 2010 64-bit compatibility. Fixes a bug that caused distortions on Access 2010 forms with control anchors.

v11.3 - Fixes a bug that caused some distortions on forms with control anchors (Access 2007 and later)

v11.2 - Fixes a bug that caused an error 438 in ResizeOneControl routine having to do with controls that don't have anchors. Also some error handling enhancements included.

v11.1 - Fixes a bug where a mis-handled error leaves some controls unscaled in certain situations on forms containing subforms.

v11.0 - Includes Access 2010 support, optional centering of controls on form, performance improvements, scaling of control border widths, scalable checkbox and option button examples included, quiet mode option, reduced flickering, bug fixes.

v10.2 - Resolves "Error (210) in SS_ResizeControls 450" which occurred in some versions of Access

v10.1 - Resolves "Error (281) in SS_ResizeControls 2145" which occured for some users with non-US regional settings.

v10.0 - Supports Access 2007, Vista compatible help file, bug fixes.

Download - v9.1 trial version for Access 97 (414kb).


Double-click on the downloaded zip file to open it, then double-click on the .exe file inside and follow the instructions on the screen to install this application on your computer.

See the included readme.txt file or help file for further instructions on application usage.

Technical Support

For ShrinkerStretcher technical support, please see the ShrinkerStretcher FAQ page, or send an e-mail message to:


ShrinkerStretcher Pricing
ShrinkerStretcher for Access 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000
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  • 1-5 Licenses
  • $44.95 $39.95
  • 6-20 Licenses
  • $84.95 $79.95
  • 21-100 Licenses
  • $164.95 $154.95
  • Unlimited, Royalty-Free Distribution License w/Src
  • $319.95 $299.95
  • Upgrade from 1-5 licenses to Unlimited, Royalty-Free Distribution License w/Src
  • $275.00 $260.00
    ShrinkerStretcher for Access 97

  • 1-5 Licenses
  • 6-20 Licenses
  • 21-100 Licenses
  • Unlimited, Royalty-Free Distribution License w/Src
  • Upgrade from 1-5 licenses to Unlimited, Royalty-Free Distribution License w/Src
  • Licensing Information
    ShrinkerStretcher is licensed on a per-installation basis. Each installation of ShrinkerStretcher or an application that uses ShrinkerStretcher requires a license. Please see the license.txt file that comes with the trial and registered versions for more information.


    Prices are subject to change without notice.


    Access 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000

    Access 97


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    10/11/13 - The trial download now includes demo files for Access 2013 32 and 64-bit.

    3/5/13 - Version 11.8 released.

    6/9/11 - Version 11.7 released.

    12/13/10 - Fix version 11.6 released.

    12/10/10 - Fix version 11.5 released.

    11/4/10 - Version 11.4 released. Includes support for Access 2010 64-bit, bug fixes.

    1/4/10 - Fix version 11.3 released.

    12/10/09 - Fix version 11.2 released.

    12/1/09 - Version 11.0 is now available. Features Access 2010 support and optional centering of controls on maximized forms.

    What they are saying

    "I just purchased you Shrinker Stretcher, and it's fantastic."
    - Mike Mansker, EduSoft Solutions

    "Thank you for such a great product!!!"
    - David L. Velleux, Des Plaines, IL

    "My congratulations on an excellent program. Up until I purchased it about a year ago, I had been using a much inferior product obtained from another source."
    - Joel Padmore, Garner, NC