troubleshooting Question

Moving controls to front or back in an Access 2003 report without using code

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I have some controls (text boxes and rectangles) in the detail section of an Access 2003 report that, when the report is opened, appear to be stacked on top of each other.  (This is a different question than one asked previously)  Some of these work as expected but others do not.  Some of the controls display in color which requires the back style property to be normal instead of transparent.

Using the format option to send the control to front or back works on some controls but not others.  I'm guessing this means some property setting must be changed to make it work consistently.  I also find that when selecting a group of controls (two or more) to change the format option to send to front or back does not work.  I'm only able to change this format option on one control at a time.

I need to know two things.  First, is the solution to my problem to get the format option to send a control to front or back to work as needed?  If so, what must I do to make that happen?  If not, please advise what I should try to make all the controls display as desired.
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