Updated: Mar 14
Two unconnected bugs have appeared in the version 2302 update to Access 365. Both are related to the query design window. Both were fixed in the updates released on 14 March
Query as subform source object
If a query is used directly as source object of a subform control, strange display issues occur when hovering over or clicking on fields. Elements of the query design ‘bleed through’ onto the form. For example:
But for 'best results, also click on the field headers:
The issue was reported by @mindflux firstly at Microsoft Community Hub and then at
The bug reports were a model of clarity with detailed information, screenshots, video
and information about affected builds.
Many thanks to @mindflux for the information provided
The Access team have stated that a fix should be in the next update scheduled for 14 March.
In the meantime, possible workrounds:
i) Reduce the subform height to 0 in the main form design view then add code to
restore the subform height in the Form_Load event
(Suggested by Shane Groff from the Access team)
ii) Use a saved form (or even a table would work) as the subform source object
2. Out-of-scale text rendering in design view
This was reported in a since deleted thread at Microsoft Community Hub.
If you use anything other than 10pt in Access Options . . . Object Designers, the top 3 rows revert to 10 pt after the query is run (but the criteria row remains at your set point size)
Font size 8pt
Font size 16pt
For now, use 10pt in Object Designer options
Status UPDATE (13 March):
The Access team have just announced that a fix for this will also be in the next
update scheduled for 14 March.