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Acess Report - compare two fields and if they are different, change the formatting of one of the fields

Posted on 2006-06-14
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I have a report which has a few amounts in each record.  I would like to compare the amounts and if they are different, the 2nd field should change to be italicized.

How do I do this?

Thanks.
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Question by:YLaw
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by:rockiroads
ID: 16904235
have u tried conditional formatting?

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by:peter57r
ID: 16904250
Hi YLaw,
Use conditional formatting on the textbox you want to change.(Right click>Conditional Formatting)
Pete
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by:rockiroads
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alternative is this

Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer)

    If Amount1 > Amount2 Then
        Amount1.FontItalic = True
    Else
        Amount.FontItalic = False
    End If
End Sub
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by:rockiroads
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typo in my last post, but Im sure you catch the drift
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by:YLaw
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rockiroads,

I've never used conditional formatting.  Which one would be better.  That or the detail_format?
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rockiroads earned 500 total points
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well the detail_format is easier if you don't know conditional formatting

But its always good to learn
when u go into conditional formatting (either click on control, then go to Format/Conditional formatting or right click/Conditional Formatting)

u select your conditon

Field Value is

2nd combo is greater than

and so on


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by:YLaw
ID: 16944830
sorry not to sound really dumb...I can't find where it says conditionally formatting (Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you)
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by:YLaw
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whoops...I thought you meant the control's format tab...I got it.  Great. thanks.
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