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How can I change the background color on Access reports? Thread starter Guest Start date Jan 12, How can I get the whole page to be yellow if, let's say, the guy works for Billing Department. So when I put his employee number in and it brings his record up it will be yellow because he is in Billing. Can I make it so each department has a different color?

I can experiment but don't know where to go to begin. Duane Hookom.

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That way you could change the colors without touching your code. You must log in or register to reply here. Ask a Question Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? Ask a Question. For example, you can use the Group On property to group a Date field by year. Click the Date field, click in the Group On box in the Group Properties section, select Month from the list, and then close the dialog box.

You won't be able to see any of the grouping changes until you display the report in Print Previewand we'll do that in a minute. Every report section has its own set of properties or settings that you can view and change. You can view the properties for a report section by double-clicking the section's divider line. Access displays the properties for the Date Header section, as shown in figure. Table describes these options in more detail.


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Click the Back Color box, click the button, select a gray color and click OK, then close Section Properties dialog box. Click the View button on the toolbar to display the report in Print Preview. Scroll through the report's pages and notice how the Date Section is now grouped by month.

Used to specify whether you want to allow Access to put breaks when they occur naturally No or forces Access to keep the entire on one page when possible Yes. Used to specify if you want to see the section Yes or not No. Hiding a report's Detail Section is useful when you want to create a summary report that uses a Group Footer to total database information without displaying the individual records.

Used to specify whether the section can grow larger to accommodate more data in the last field in the section the field control Can Grow property must also be set to Yes. Enables the section to grow smaller if the extra space is not needed.

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Used in conjunction with the Can Shrink property for a field control. When a group is split across several pages, use the Repeat Sections property to specify whether or not Access should repeat the heading on the new page. Access automatically sets this property as you drag the section divider up or down on the screen.