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Access forms appearance

By wllr_jhn ·
Quite recently the appearance of Access 2003 forms has changed. Tabbed pages, once a fawnish colour (-2147483633) now appear as white, Control buttons are now shaded white with rounded corners where previously they had square corners. I have tested this on several PCs running Office 2003 with the same result. Has anyone else experienced this and if so have any idea what can be done to return to the previous style?

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Command buttons and tab pages in Access 2003

by jprogrammer In reply to Access forms appearance

wllr_jhn,
The new appearance is Access 2003 is universal. The was part of the change from Access 2002 to Access 2003. I personally like the new look. I think it gives forms more a "web" look rather than the boring db look. But again, that's just my opinion. :-) As far as the command buttons,you can not format them to look much different. That is other than the font or picture you place on the button. I would suggest that if you like the look of '02 to use a label in place of the actual button. You assign the label's OnClick event to whatever command you need. This way you can make the label look like a command button (raised not flat format) yet have all the formatting options of a label.

For the tab pagres, simply set the default for your tab pages background color to -2147483633.

Hope this helps!

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