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Chapter 4. Working with Forms > Formatting Forms

Formatting Forms

If you create a form from scratch, you might be concerned that you won't get to use the nifty AutoFormat features included in the Form Wizard. Don't fret—with Access you can apply a pre-fab format to your form quite easily.

To format a form:

1.
Choose Format > AutoFormat to open the AutoFormat dialog box, which contains a list of AutoFormat possibilities.

2.
Click the name of the AutoFormat you want to apply to your form. A preview of the formatted form will appear. When you've decided, click OK ( Figure 4.17 ).

Figure 4.17. Outfit your forms in the latest AutoFormat fashions.


Tip

If you want to choose which elements of the AutoFormat to apply (font, color, and border), click the Options button. A set of checkboxes will appear at the bottom of the dialog box. Clear the checkboxes next to the form attributes you don't want to change.


Tip

If you come up with a format you'd like to keep, you can have Access save it. Click the Customize button to display the Customize AutoFormat dialog box and click the Create a new AutoFormat option button. Click OK and your work is preserved.


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