- 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.).
- 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.
- On the Form/Report Formatting or Page Formatting toolbar, click the arrow next to Fill/Back Color .
- Click a color in the palette.