Interesting color problem with Access 2003 App

Hi Experts,

I have an Access ADP project that has some controls set to conditional formatting, in general all works fine, however one users pc is not displaying the red color, so for example if I have 2 conditions, expression = 1 color is green, expression = 2 color is red, that second condition is not getting displayed.

what could that possible be?
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
is it the machine or the user profile?
I haven't seen this specific problem but I have seen strange color renditions on certain computers.  It could be driver related so make sure that the drivers are up to date for the computer with the problem.  It could be a bad cable or a monitor that is about to fail.
Robert ShermanOwnerCommented:
Is the monitor displaying red at all?   If not, that would be a hardware/cable/driver issue.

Or are we just talking about the conditional formatting not working on a particular machine or user account?   (if you change the conditional format to show blue instead of red, it doesn't show as blue either)
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bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,

The solution turns to be as strange as the problem itself..

I was trying to test first Jeff's suggestion, so I did the following

1- Created a new user
2- saw the problem happening there as well
3- Opened the ADP file, not the ADE
4- Saw its not functioning due to a missing reference
5- Fixed that missing reference issue
6- that immediately solved the problem
7- Switched back to the original user
8- The problem is gone!!

Now my question is, this was definitely not a pure missing reference issue, as this would result in the entire app not functioning (like it did on the new user when I opened the ADP file), so what exactly was that was causing it to happen?

@Pat, Robert.
The problem wasn't with the system's  red color, as it did display red in other places where the font was just set to red, neither was the problem with conditional formatting as other colors did work for conditional formatting for example green.


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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
There are dozens of interactions that take place between software components.
Perhaps the reference was only "damaged", ...not really missing.
So fixing it may have added back in that one component responsible for the issue???

Who knows...

Glad you got it resolved in any event.

You can now accept your own post as the solution...

"missing reference" issues are tough to identify since the failure can happen in different places.  Typically the app fails at the first opportunity to run code from any library that needs to be loaded, not necessarily the actual missing library.
bfuchsAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all participants!

My question is, since I didn't do anything on the first Win user, only logged in as another user and installed there the missing component, how exactly did it got fixed for the first user?
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