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    Remove default colon in field labels (2007)

    When I create a form, it automatically adds a colon to the field label such as 'Name:' Is there a way to configure the program so that the colon is NOT added? I hate having to manually remove it from each field label.

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    Re: Remove default colon in field labels (2007)

    Yes you can.

    The first method works for just one form at a time.
    Open the form, swicth to Design View, display the properties box, then click the Text Box button on the ribbon.
    At that point, before you come down to the form to create a new text box, the properties box displays the default values for new text boxes.
    One of the properties is Add Colon. Change that to No, and new text boxes on this form will not have colons.

    While you are doing this, you might find lots of other things you want to change.

    To be able to use these settings more generally, you need to make a template for new forms.
    Create a new blank form, and make any changes you want to default settings for various controls, and the form itself. Save the form with a name you can remember, eg frmTemplate.
    Then to to Access options..Office..Access Options..Object Designers. In Form Template, replace normal with the name of your new template e.g frmtemplate.
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    Re: Remove default colon in field labels (2007)

    Thanks, that is helpful.

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