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2. Select the Select Contract label in the Form Header section, set the label’s color to
Red (row 7, column 2 in the Standard Colors palette), and then set the font style
to bold.
Next, you’ll set the label’s Special Effect property to a raised effect. The Special
Effect property specifies the type of special effect applied to a control in a form
or report. The choices for this property are Flat, Raised, Sunken, Etched, Shad-
owed, and Chiseled.
3. In the Controls group on the Design tab, click the arrow for the Special Effect
button , and then click Special Effect: Raised . The label now has a raised spe-
cial effect, and the label’s caption now uses a bold, red font.
Next, you’ll set the Special Effect property for the bound control labels to a
sunken effect.
4. Select the Contract Num label, Contract Amt label, Signing Date label, Start
Date label, Customer ID label, and Contract Type label, set the controls’ Special
Effect property to Special Effect: Sunken , and then deselect all controls.
Trouble? If setting the Sunken effect does not work, repeat Step 4 and set the
selected controls’ Special Effect property to Special Effect: Shadowed, and then
repeat Step 4 and set the selected controls’ Special Effect property to Special
Effect: Sunken.
Finally, you’ll set the background color of the Form Header section, the Detail sec-
tion, the Select Contract combo box, and the two calculated controls. You can use
the Fill/Back Color button in the Font group on the Design tab to change the
background color of a control, section, or object (form or report).
5. Click the Form Header’s section bar, and in the Font group on the Design tab, click
the arrow for the Fill/Back Color button ; and then click the Access Theme 2
color (row 2, column 2) in the Access Theme Colors palette. The Form Header’s
background color changes to the Access Theme 2 color.
6. Click the Detail section’s section bar, and in the Font Group on the Design tab, click
the Fill/Back Color button to change the Detail section’s background color to the
Access Theme 2 color.
7. Select the Select Contract combo box, Number of Invoices text box, and the
Invoice Amount Total text box, set the selected controls’ background color to the
Access Theme 2 color, and then deselect all controls by clicking to the right of the
Detail section’s grid. See Figure 6-51.
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