I know this is going to sound very strange, but attached is a screen shot of the last page of a medical school report in an MS Access 2003 database, sorted by score from best to worst.
As you can see, in the Score column the original programmer un-italicizes text and changes the font color from blue to red. Likewise, if a student's percentage (% fields) was less than 70, the programmer changed the font color from blue to red and from regular text to bold.
Whenever I've tried this in the past it's changed to formatting for every record in the report, so I was very impressed when I saw this. I couldn't wait to dig in and find out how the programmer did it. But to my astonishment I can't find any VBA either behind the report or in a module that would explain how it's done. Likewise, in the text fields themselves there are no conditional formulas. No macros, no hidden objects - nothing!
If anyone can possibly explain how's the programmer pulled off this magic stunt, please explain it to me.