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    Form Fields

    I would like to change the color of the form field of an online form that I have created. Does anyone know if this is possible an if so how?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Form Fields

    What kind of form field - a database, a web page? The answer is almost certainly yes, but how you do it depends on what is generating the formbox.
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    Re: Form Fields

    No, its not a web page merely a form I've created at work. Possibly one of many for the future. The form fields are very light and even though I can tab between them I'd like to make them stande out more especially if it works well and I decide to create others to help myself and others who would be using the same forms.

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    Re: Form Fields

    You don't mention what application you created the form in.

    If it's a Word form, have a look at the thread starting at <post#=167573>post 167573</post#>, in particular Phil Rabichow's reply in <post#=168540>post 168540</post#>.
    If not, please specify what you are using. The phrase "merely a form" isn't very enlightening.

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    Re: Form Fields

    I created the form in Word 97. I use it at work. I complete various form fields as required then print it for later use. The form is "locked" to prevent it from being modified. Once i print the form I close it without saving it. The form fields are usually text with some dates.

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    Re: Form Fields

    1. Unlock the form.
    2. Select the form field that you want to format.
    3. Press Ctr+D to bring up the Font dialog box (or go to Format/Font...).
    4. Change the font color from Automatic to whatever you want & OK your way out.
    5. Reprotect the form.

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    Re: Form Fields

    Phil, i think my question is poorly worded. On my form the form fields are extremely light. They are hard to see until you tab into the form field and then it becomes a
    charcoal gray. What I want to do is have the form field itself be more visible (i.e.) a different color like red or a dark blue. I used your tip and was able to change the color of
    the font ,which will make the form easier to read, but doesn't change the light color of the field.

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    Re: Form Fields

    In the Forms toolbar, there's an icon called "Form Field Shading" (second from right). Click that, and all form fields will show in grey.
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    Re: Form Fields

    Geoff, thanks for the tip.

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