Access Form - Formatting Tab Control

I'm using Access 2002 and I've inserted a Tab Control on my form to placr subforms.  The tab control is sitting on a white area of my form.  I would like to adjust the formatting of the control to remove the default grey color and to adjust the fore color of the tabs to a different color.  I've been able to make the background of the tabs transparent, but there's still a grey bar across the top and the tabs are still grey.  I'm prob overlooking something very obvious, but here's what I want to change.

a) make the tab control "flat" vs the "raised" appearence it has now.
b) make the entire tab control either white (including tabs, background, etc.) or transparent.
c) change the fore color used on the tabs so it can match the rest of the font color used on the form.

I appreciate any help with this.
vsllcAsked:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
AFAIK ... this is the only option when it comes to tab enhancement (free):

http://www.lebans.com/tabcolors.htm

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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPCommented:
You can set the tabs to any color you like as long as it is  gray.   :)

The short answer is  you can't change those setting, like tab color, with the built  in tab control  in Access 2002/2003.  It is very limited in what you can do to change appearance.

If you upgrade to Access 2010 you will have a few more options.






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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
However, the Lebans app does work ... includes demo db

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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPCommented:
Stephen Lebans did create a cool class that would add new features to the built in tab control.

Note: Even though it is in Access 97. It can be convert to Access 2000 - 2010 without any issues.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Exactly. I've tested it.

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
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vsllcAuthor Commented:
Interesting that it's not a built in formatting feature in this version.  The lebans app looks like it will do what's needed.  Will be upgrading to 2010 shortly so this should no longer be an issue.

Thanks for the advice.
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPCommented:
Just not worth any points?
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