Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Access Chapter 3 Maintaining a Database
To Change the Colors and Font in a Datasheet
You also may decide that you can improve the datasheet by changing the colors and the font. The following
steps change the Alternate Fill color, a color that appears on every other row in the datasheet. They also change the
font color, the font, and the font size.
• With the datasheet for the
Recruiter table selected, click the
Alternate Fill/Back Color button
arrow to display the color palette
Does it matter whether I click the
button or the arrow?
Yes. Clicking the arrow produces a
color palette. Clicking the
button applies the currently selected
color. When in doubt, you should
click the arrow.
Font box arrow
Color button arrow
aqua blue color (color to
select for alternate ﬁ ll)
red color (color you will
select from Font Color
palette for font color)
• Click Aqua Blue (the second from
the right color in the standard
colors) to select aqua blue as the
• Click the Font Color arrow, and
then click Red (the second color in
the bottom row) in the lower-left
corner of standard colors to select
Red as the font color.
arrow (brings up
• Click the Font box arrow, and then
select Bodoni MT as the font. (If it
is not available, select any font of
alternate ﬁ ll
font and font
font color changed
• Click the Font Size box arrow,
and select 10 as the font size
Does the order in which I make these selections make a difference?
No. You could have made these selections in any order.
• Experiment with other colors, fonts, and font sizes. When ﬁ nished, return to the options selected in this step.