How do we make a due date stand out if it is less than 30-days away on an ACCESS database?

We have an Access database that lists the jobs that are pending.  It shows the title, due date, if completed Y/N, what group is working on the project, etc.  What we would like is for the "Due Date" to turn from black to "BOLD", "RED" and "BLINK" whenever the listing is shown on the screen or printed.  When the field that indicates that the job has been completed with a "Y" or a "completion Date is entered, then the DUE DATE will return to its normal appearance.

Any suggestions that you can give will be appreciated.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<What we would like is for the "Due Date" to turn from black to "BOLD", "RED" and "BLINK" whenever the listing is shown on the screen or printed. >>

 You want to use conditional formatting.   You can define a "rule" (IF statement) to apply specific formatting to a control, which can include font, size, attributes (bold), and color depending if the rule is True.

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Helen FeddemaCommented:
My Access Archon article on Colorizing Selected Datasheet Rows may be helpful here:

http://www.helenfeddema.com/Files/accarch201.zip

Here is a screen shot of the form:
Colorizing datasheet rows
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sherman6789Author Commented:
Thank you Jim and Helen for your answers.  I have been out of town and not able to look at your replies.  I will study them now and respond soon.

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