Changing background in form header


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BrookieOU

OK, this is probably are really easy question with a really easy fix, but I
have been trying for 3 hours now and cannot get it. I downloaded the Time
and Billing database from the Microsoft Office site to import some of the
features into my database to use.

I have done that and everything works great. My problem is simple
formatting. I would like to make the form headers on all my forms consistent
with the "Project List" in the Time and Billing database. I have copied
every single attribute in the format section of the properties to no avail.
There seems to be some sort of gradient background over the top of the
regular background and I can't get the lighter part across the bottom like
where the buttons are.

I compare the properties between the forms and they
are exactly the same. This is killing me!!!! To see what I'm talking about
create a blank form and apply the same formatting on the form header as the
"Project List" form. The back color is set to "Background Light Header" on
both of them. But then you can tell some sort of gradient something is over
the top of the project list header and also they did something to get the
lighter bar that has the buttons on it. I am going insane!!!!!!

I know this is a stupid, anal retentive question....but can some please help
me before it drives me insane!!!!!!!!!

Thanks,
Brooke
 
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M Skabialka

I have asked the same question here to no avail. The form I wanted to use
the background of had an image applied to it - office.png. The only way I
could use it (couldn't find it on MS or anywhere else) was to copy the form,
delete everything off it then create my form on it, using a lot of copy
paste, recreating events, etc. I would also like to know where these
background images could be downloaded from so I could just browse to a
folder with these images for my new form.
<sigh> Mich
 
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BrookieOU

Mine isn't a problem with wanting to use the graphic. I can just copy and
paste the graphic again. I want to set the background to look exactly the
same with the gradient color and the gray bar across the bottom where the
command buttons are. I can't figure out how to set the formatting on the
background to add those parts.
 
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M Skabialka

That's what the image (office.png) provides: in the form header there is a
gradient color going lighter from left to right, and a light colored bar
where the command buttons are. It is about 3/4" tall.
 
B

BrookieOU

Oh, the image is the whole header.......Sorry, I didn't know that. I thought
it was just some fill they had done. Damn. Thanks for the info.

I guess no one knows an easier fix?
 
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Damon Heron

Hey, this is from Jeff Conrad:
1. Pick form with the background you like.
2. Save and close the form
3. Right-click on the form in the Navigation Pane and select Export >> XML
4. On the first page of the wizard, select a destination to drop some files
(Desktop is fine)
5. A small dialog will then appear with three check boxes
6. Select the first option (Data) and third option (Presentation) and then
click OK
7. Click the Close button on the last page of the wizard after the export is
complete
8. Navigate to where you dropped the files and among other things you'll
find a new folder called Images
9. Open that folder to claim your prize

Note: I found the "office.png" was renamed "EmployeeList.png" (because that
was the form
I used to export, but I then used it as the form image and it looks exactly
the same.

Damon
 
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BrookieOU

Thank you sooooo much!!! That worked like a charm. You and Jeff Conrad are
geniuses!

Brooke
 
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