When you want to apply the same format to more than one control, it's far more efficient to update them at the same time. Here's a look at how to do it.
If you need to make the same change to a number of controls, there no need to do it more than once. Access lets you update a property common to each of the selected controls simultaneously. For example, say you would like the label controls on this form shown in Figure A to stand out by changing their Fore and Back Colors.
First, select the controls by clicking one control and then holding down [Shift] while selecting the other controls. (You can also select them by dragging the mouse to draw a rectangle around them.) After selecting the controls, follow these steps:
- Click the Properties tool in the Forms Design toolbar. (In Access 2007, click the Properties Sheet command in the in the Tools Group of the Forms Design Tools tab.
- Click the Builder Button in the Back Color property and select Black.
- Click the Builder Button in the Fore Color property and select White (Figure B).
When you run the form, all selected controls will display with a white font on a black background, as shown in Figure C.
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