Access 2003: How to Use AutoFormat

Posted October 19, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Office

Access comes with several predefined formats that it allows you to apply to an entire form. This tutorial explains applying a format to a form with AutoFormat.


1. Click the Form Select button (in the upper left corner next to the ruler), or press Ctrl+R to format the entire form. Then, select a control to format only that object.

2. Click Format, and select AutoFormat.

3. Select the desired format from the list. A preview of the format will appear in the right pane. You can click Options to omit applying the font, color, and/or border style to your form.

4. Click OK to apply the selected format.

Note: You cannot undo the initial application of an AutoFormat.

 

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