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Changing Background on a form for 1 record only

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I have a form that is continuous.  I need to change the color of background of a field for the record that has focus.  This will allow the user to know what record has the focus.  I know I can use Record Selectors = Yes.  Thanks,
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Use conditional formatting, Change the Condition from "Field Value Is" to "Field Has Focus"
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by:IrogSinta
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Use conditional formatting on the field.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Couple ways to do this.  One is to use conditional formatting on a bound control:

http://office-watch.com/t/default.aspx?a=981&template=print-article.htm

Another method along the same lines (but older) is this:

http://access.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0047.htm

And finialy, a method that does not rely on conditional formatting at all (sample attached).

Jim.
ContinuousFormColors.zip
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by:Startrac98
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Thank you very much for the answer to my question & samples.  I got a few more idea and your information was very helpful.
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