Change the background color of a control or section

  1. Open a form, report, or data access page in Design view (Design view: A view that shows the design of these database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros. In Design view, you can create new database objects and modify the design of existing objects.).
  2. Click the control (control: A graphical user interface object, such as a text box, check box, scroll bar, or command button, that lets users control the program. You use controls to display data or choices, perform an action, or make the user interface easier to read.) or section (section: A part of a form, report, or data access page such as a header, footer, or detail section.) that you want to change.
  3. On the Form/Report Formatting or Page Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Fill/Back Color Button image.
  4. Click a color in the palette.

ShowTip

If you want to use the same color for another control or section, you can just click Fill/Back Color Button image (you don't have to click the arrow next to the button and pick the color again from the palette). If you want to set different colors for several controls at once, click the arrow next to Fill/Back Color Button image, click the horizontal bar at the top of the color palette, and drag it to another location. This way you don't need to click Fill/Back Color Button image each time you want to apply a color.

 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003