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Chapter 3. Reports > Alternate Gray Bars on My Reports

3.12. Alternate Gray Bars on My Reports

3.12.1. Problem

You have some reports on which you'd like to print alternate rows with gray bars in the background. Printing these bars makes the reports easier to read, especially when there's lots of data or the report is very wide. Is there a way to create these bars in Access?

3.12.2. Solution

There are a number of ways to print alternate rows with gray and white backgrounds. The simplest method is to alternate the background color of the detail section for each new record. This solution shows you how to use this method to achieve the desired effect on your reports.


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