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acess conditional formatting problem

Posted on 2011-03-02
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for some reason which i do not understand i cannot format conditionally the
text box "surname~ in th attched form (Master list) to show a different font colour background colour when
the check box "instructions accepted" is clicked.

BUT i can do it with the "comments" memo box.

why is this?

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Copy-of-Unregistered-Stored-Deed.mdb
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Question by:topUKlawyer
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 250 total points
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It works now.  not sure what I did ...

mx
Copy-of-Unregistered-Stored-Deed.zip
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by:topUKlawyer
ID: 35024987
if only things were so easy....!


the one you sent back still works on the comments box but not on surnames!

must be my computer but why?
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by:peter57r
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I found that just changing the rule from 'Expression Is' to 'Field Has Focus' and back again was sufficient to get the rule to work.
Looks like some internal setting has got lost.
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by:topUKlawyer
ID: 35025503
hm i tried that once and it worked but then when i went back into it it didnt


i tried to do the same thing again and didnt!



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by:peter57r
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I suggest you create a new empty database file and import everything from the current file into it and then test again on the new file.
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by:topUKlawyer
ID: 35025629
see,s to be sorted now


i conditionally formatted it in layout view rather than design view and that worked...

goodness knows why....

Do you!?

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by:topUKlawyer
ID: 35030109
sort of joint solution to a strange and possibly unfathomable quirk.

thanks as ever
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