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Conditional Formatting only works when control has focus

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I am attempting to use conditional formatting on fields in a continuous form, but the conditional formatting only works when the field has the focus. When I click on the field, it selects the correct conditional formatting, but when I change to a different field, the conditional formatting turns off. I do not have conditional formatting set to "Field has Focus". Is there a setting I'm missing? I am using MS Access 2010 & 2013. Thanks!

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Question by:Joshua Raymond
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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Check the background style of the control and make sure it is not transparent, should be "Normal"
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Dale, thank you so much! That did the trick!
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Dale's insight was just what I needed to solve this issue I had!
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glad I could help
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