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Acess Export to excel - font colour

Posted on 2011-03-02
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A silly question but i need to try and get an answer.

I have a query in Access 2007 that is emailed to recipients in .xls.  However, the exported excel workbook displays light grey font - not black.  

I realise it is easy to change this in the file but ...... recipents want the font to be black.....

any thoughts appreciated
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Use access object to create some automation

dim xlapp as object
Set xlapp = createobject etc...

record a macro to do select all and set font to black....

get xlapp to open the saved file,
then do a with xlapp and paste in the macro...

can provide code if required.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/247412

Dim oExcel As Object
   Dim oBook As Object
   Dim oSheet As Object

   'Start a new workbook in Excel
   Set oExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
   Set oBook = oExcel.Workbooks.Add


   'Add data to cells of the first worksheet in the new workbook
   Set oSheet = oBook.Worksheets(1)
   oSheet.Range("A1").Value = "Last Name"
   oSheet.Range("B1").Value = "First Name"
   oSheet.Range("A1:B1").Font.Bold = True
   oSheet.Range("A2").Value = "Doe"
   oSheet.Range("B2").Value = "John"

   'Save the Workbook and Quit Excel
   oBook.SaveAs "C:\Book1.xls"
   oExcel.Quit
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so here is a marco to open a file, change font and colour of the used range...

    Workbooks.Open Filename:= _
        "C:\Documents and Settings\sball\My Documents\Book1font.xls"
    ActiveWorkbook.UsedRange.Select
    With Selection.Font
        .Name = "Arial"
        .Size = 11
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .OutlineFont = False
        .Shadow = False
        .Underline = xlUnderlineStyleNone
        .ThemeColor = xlThemeColorLight1
        .TintAndShade = 0
        .ThemeFont = xlThemeFontNone
    End With
   
        With Selection.Font
        .ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
        .TintAndShade = 0
    End With
    With Selection.Font
        .ThemeColor = xlThemeColorLight1
        .TintAndShade = 4.99893185216834E-02
    End With

   
    ActiveWorkbook.Save
End Sub
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then you can put the excel change code inside the automation to make changes to the spreadsheet
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Apologies for no action on this one - have been busy with other 'stuff'.  Hope to get to this next week.....

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