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Grow text box on form with focus

Grow text box on form with focus
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I have a subform set up in continuous forms.

I usually have only a few words to put in a "notes" field. But sometimes, I need to enter an explanation, and then look back and review it later.

I would like to have the text box expand to view all the text when I click on the field (got focus?) and then return to it's original size when I leave the field.

If I make the height on the text box bigger, it takes up too much real estate on my form. I would like it to pop open or zoom and then return to normal.
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