Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Designing Table Appearance
Chapter 19
Modifying an Access Database
Fortunately, similar to Excel, Access includes a
variety of features with which you can make the
datasheet more interesting and easier to read.
Change the fonts, or make the numbers easier to
read by adding numeric formatting. Liven up your
worksheet with effective use of borders, lines, and
color. Whoever said “Looks aren’t everything”
wasn’t staring at an Access datasheet.
Italics: Click the button to activate the
feature. Click the button again to deactivate
the feature. Italics applies to the entire table.
Underline: Click the button to activate
the feature. Click the button again to
deactivate the feature. Underline applies to the
entire table.
Alternate Row Color: Click the arrow
next to the icon and select a shading color.
Access shades every other row on the table
making it easier to see the data. Figure 19-3
illustrates a table with alternating row color.
Choose No Color to remove any row color.
If you look at the Home tab, in the Text Formatting
group shown in Figure 19-2, you see quite a few
options with which, by now, you are probably very
familiar.
Figure 19-2
The Text Formatting group.
Many choices in the Text Formatting Group apply to
the entire table and a few apply to only the current
column. Still others apply only to certain type fields
such as a memo field. Let’s take a look at some of
the more commonly used formatting features:
Figure 19-3
Alternating row color.
Font: The default font
is Calibri. Click the arrow beside the font to
choose a different one. Font options apply to
the entire table.
Font Color: Click the arrow next to
the icon and select a color for all data in the
table. Font color choices apply to the entire
table.
Font Size: The default size is 11.
Click the arrow beside the font size to choose
a larger or smaller font. Font size options
apply to the entire table.
Background Color: Click the arrow
next to the icon and select a background
color for all cells in the table. Background
color choices apply to the entire table.
Bold: Click the button to activate the
feature. Click the button again to deactivate
the feature. Bold applies to the entire table.
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