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Can I format Tabs (color/text size?)

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Stilla, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Stilla

    Stilla
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    Hi.. I'm creating tabbed data entry form, and pasting pieces of a form I had
    created (was too long), into different tabs.

    I can't seem to find where I format the background color or even change the
    font on the actual tab name...

    I searched this site and found a related answer (below). I unchecked that
    option as instructed below, restarted Access but still do not see any color
    options. Please help if you can!

    thanks

    Pasted Past Answer
    Subject: Re: Tab Control 12/30/2005 9:02 AM PST

    By: Allen Browne In: microsoft.public.access

    You can set the Back Style property of the tab control to Transparent, so
    that the color of the detail section of your form shows through.

    If you are working in Access 2003 on Windows XP, that won't work unless you
    uncheck the box:
    Tools | Options | Forms/Reports | Use Windows Themed Controls.

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  3. Allen Browne

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    Stephen Lebans has a solution:
    http://www.lebans.com/tabcolors.htm

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Stilla" <Stilla@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0571ADCE-FFFC-4BAA-A77C-FDFE7A0E13EC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi.. I'm creating tabbed data entry form, and pasting pieces of a form I
    > had
    > created (was too long), into different tabs.
    >
    > I can't seem to find where I format the background color or even change
    > the
    > font on the actual tab name...
    >
    > I searched this site and found a related answer (below). I unchecked that
    > option as instructed below, restarted Access but still do not see any
    > color
    > options. Please help if you can!
     
  4. Jeff Conrad

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    In addition to Allen's suggestion, see this page on my site:

    http://home.bendbroadband.com/conradsystems/accessjunkie/tabcolors.html

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    Jeff Conrad
    Access Junkie - MVP
    http://home.bendbroadband.com/conradsystems/accessjunkie.html
    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/articles.html

    "Stilla" wrote in message:
    news:0571ADCE-FFFC-4BAA-A77C-FDFE7A0E13EC@microsoft.com...

    > Hi.. I'm creating tabbed data entry form, and pasting pieces of a form I had
    > created (was too long), into different tabs.
    >
    > I can't seem to find where I format the background color or even change the
    > font on the actual tab name...
    >
    > I searched this site and found a related answer (below). I unchecked that
    > option as instructed below, restarted Access but still do not see any color
    > options. Please help if you can!
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Pasted Past Answer
    > Subject: Re: Tab Control 12/30/2005 9:02 AM PST
    >
    > By: Allen Browne In: microsoft.public.access
    >
    > You can set the Back Style property of the tab control to Transparent, so
    > that the color of the detail section of your form shows through.
    >
    > If you are working in Access 2003 on Windows XP, that won't work unless you
    > uncheck the box:
    > Tools | Options | Forms/Reports | Use Windows Themed Controls.
     
  5. Al Camp

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    Stilla,
    You can change the Font of your tab names. Make sure you select the entire Tab
    control, and not one of the individual tab "pages".
    When you have the Tab Control slected, it should show the Tab Control name in the
    properties box title bar. Not the Pages... just the Tab.
    Now... the Tab Control has Font Name, FontSize, etc... properties that you can set up
    to suit...

    Regarding the background of the Tab Pages, you can only have Normal or Transparent.
    Transparent shows the main form color "through" the Tab Page, and every TabPage will be
    transparent and show the same form backcolor.
    If you really need a color behind your fields on each Tab Page, when done laying out
    all your Tab Page fields the way you want then, then "cover" them with a colored rectangle
    object of the color and size you want you want, and then "Send To The Back" that rectangle
    so it is "behind" your fields.

    --
    hth
    Al Camp
    Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions


    "Stilla" <Stilla@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0571ADCE-FFFC-4BAA-A77C-FDFE7A0E13EC@microsoft.com...
    > Hi.. I'm creating tabbed data entry form, and pasting pieces of a form I had
    > created (was too long), into different tabs.
    >
    > I can't seem to find where I format the background color or even change the
    > font on the actual tab name...
    >
    > I searched this site and found a related answer (below). I unchecked that
    > option as instructed below, restarted Access but still do not see any color
    > options. Please help if you can!
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Pasted Past Answer
    > Subject: Re: Tab Control 12/30/2005 9:02 AM PST
    >
    > By: Allen Browne In: microsoft.public.access
    >
    > You can set the Back Style property of the tab control to Transparent, so
    > that the color of the detail section of your form shows through.
    >
    > If you are working in Access 2003 on Windows XP, that won't work unless you
    > uncheck the box:
    > Tools | Options | Forms/Reports | Use Windows Themed Controls.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
     
  6. Stilla

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    Thanks Al! That did it... I'm starting to understand the "character" of
    Tabs. I have a question about whether I can also have a header, but I'll
    post it separately.

    thanks so much

    "Al Camp" wrote:

    > Stilla,
    > You can change the Font of your tab names. Make sure you select the entire Tab
    > control, and not one of the individual tab "pages".
    > When you have the Tab Control slected, it should show the Tab Control name in the
    > properties box title bar. Not the Pages... just the Tab.
    > Now... the Tab Control has Font Name, FontSize, etc... properties that you can set up
    > to suit...
    >
    > Regarding the background of the Tab Pages, you can only have Normal or Transparent.
    > Transparent shows the main form color "through" the Tab Page, and every TabPage will be
    > transparent and show the same form backcolor.
    > If you really need a color behind your fields on each Tab Page, when done laying out
    > all your Tab Page fields the way you want then, then "cover" them with a colored rectangle
    > object of the color and size you want you want, and then "Send To The Back" that rectangle
    > so it is "behind" your fields.
    >
    > --
    > hth
    > Al Camp
    > Candia Computer Consulting - Candia NH
    > http://home.comcast.net/~cccsolutions
    >
    >
    > "Stilla" <Stilla@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0571ADCE-FFFC-4BAA-A77C-FDFE7A0E13EC@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi.. I'm creating tabbed data entry form, and pasting pieces of a form I had
    > > created (was too long), into different tabs.
    > >
    > > I can't seem to find where I format the background color or even change the
    > > font on the actual tab name...
    > >
    > > I searched this site and found a related answer (below). I unchecked that
    > > option as instructed below, restarted Access but still do not see any color
    > > options. Please help if you can!
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > Pasted Past Answer
    > > Subject: Re: Tab Control 12/30/2005 9:02 AM PST
    > >
    > > By: Allen Browne In: microsoft.public.access
    > >
    > > You can set the Back Style property of the tab control to Transparent, so
    > > that the color of the detail section of your form shows through.
    > >
    > > If you are working in Access 2003 on Windows XP, that won't work unless you
    > > uncheck the box:
    > > Tools | Options | Forms/Reports | Use Windows Themed Controls.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
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