What AutoForms and the Form Wizard do for you is get all the fields you want onto a form. Once there, you may not like the way they look.
Fortunately, character formatting is one of the easiest editing tasks you can do to a form.
Some character formatting can be done in Form view--you dont even have to deal with Design view. Specifically, you can change the
background color, or border of any control containing data from a field by selecting the field and using the buttons on the formatting
Despite the convenience of changing formats in Form view, I find that I prefer Design view whereI can get all my formatting tasks done,
including formatting labels. Access also has a number of AutoFormats
that you can use to format your form.
Changing character formatting in Access is a similar process to changing character formatting in any Microsoft Office application. First, you
select the control you want to work with, then use the appropriate buttons and options on the formatting toolbar to change the format. The
following MouseOver explains what the other options do.
Ater you change the format of a control you may find that you need to resize it.
Once a control is formatted, you can use the Format Painter button
to copy the format and apply it other controls.
In the next lesson, learn to create a calculated control on your form.