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Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Inside Out by John L. Viescas

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Enhancing the Look of a Form

The employees form you’ve built thus far looks fairly plain. It uses default fonts and a background color that’s inherited from the color you have defined in Windows for 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.

Lines and Rectangles

Microsoft 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 and setting off a group of controls on a form.

On your employees form, it might be helpful to add a line to separate the primary information about ...

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