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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Enhancing the Look of a Form

The employees forms you’ve built thus far in Design view and Layout view look fairly plain. They use 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. To follow along with the rest of this chapter, you can use either the form you created in Design view, the form you created in Layout view, or one of the example forms saved in the database. We used the form we created using Design view for the remainder of this chapter. Open your form in Design view to continue with the next examples.

Lines and Rectangles ...

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