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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Enhancing the Look of a Form

The employees form you’ve built thus far in Design view looks fairly plain. The form uses default fonts and a background color that’s inherited from the color you have defined in Windows for three-dimensional (3-D) objects (sometimes called the Button Face color). In this section, you’ll learn about additional enhancements you can make to your form’s design. Open your frmEmployees form you’ve been building in Design view, if you closed it, to continue with the next examples.

Lines and Rectangles

Access comes with two drawing tools, the Line tool and the Rectangle tool, that you can use to enhance the appearance of your forms. You can add lines to separate parts of your form visually. Rectangles are useful for surrounding ...

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