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I placed a subform on my main form.  I am trying to find a way to either 1) change the color of the column headers or 2) get rid of them completely.

The reason i am trying to do this is because i am printing the main form with the subform.  Unfortunately, the subform column headers and 'record selectors' on the left edge of the subform take the system colors.  When this form is printed, the column headers (text) can hardly be read because the color is so dark.

by the way, the subform is shown in datasheet view, just like a table.  i have been able to change the color and layout specs of the subform data, but not the column headers or record selector.  

any suggestion???

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by:Helicopter
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I don't think you can change these colours. The easiest way (which I'm sure you know) is to show the subform in continuous form format which gives you greater control over the headings.
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well,
    i am going to reopen the question in hopes that someone may know how to do this.
    thanks for your insight.

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by:Victor Spiridonov
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Helicopter is right, unless you can't change color of the column header background unless you do it in Windows settings.
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Show the form in dataview
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by:Victor Spiridonov
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CEBAKA, READ the question before answering it! The form IS in datasheet view. (I assume you mean datasheet by saying 'dataview')
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by:Victor Spiridonov
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CEBAKA, READ the question before answering it! The form IS in datasheet view. (I assume you mean datasheet by saying 'dataview')
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by:ramrom
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Helicopter has provided the correct answer. What about it do you not like?
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by:tdog
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ramrom,
   helicopter's answer left some doubt in mind, so i just let someone else try it - plain and simple.  just because one of the top experts gives an answer, it doesn't mean that someone else out there might have some good insight as well.
   well, anyway, thanks everyone for responding to my question about the subform color.
 
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by:Helicopter
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Um....I don't want to appear churlish, but why have you accepted a meaningless answer? Or is dataview some addin that I don't know about?
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by:ramrom
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In general I'd suggest expressing your doubts in more detail so we can see how to better phrase an answer. It is frustrating to us to give our best shot and have it shot down w/o helpful feedback. CEBAKA's answer has left doubt in our minds, and we have expressed that doubt, namely we are not familiar with dataview as an Access concept. If it works for you, please let us know what it is and how to use it. That's part of Experts Exchange, namely the exchange of good ideas. Thanks.
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by:tdog
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i should have not accepted the answer, but i did, probably so i wouldn't get hammered for rejecting another comment.  if you really want those points, Helicopter, i will write to customer service and see if they will award them to you.  

again, the only reason i rejected your answer is so another person had the chance to provide a 'yes you can do it' answer.  
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by:Helicopter
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keep your 2 points :)

If you really need to print out a form rather than saving it as a report you could always change your system colours temporarily.

You might also want to look at paintpallette. I have never used it  and it may be entirely on the wrong track

Nobody's hammering you, it's just that some things are quite well known after you use a package for a while, but at the same time  it would be foolish to declare categorically "You cannot do this" since with API and add-ins, who knows?



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