- Insert a third text box control. Its background color is the same as the second control's. The form remembers the change you made before inserting the second control.
If you change a control's property before inserting it, you change the default property for that particular control type for that form (or report). Keep in mind the following when temporarily changing default properties:
- The default is valid for only the specified control type. Changing a text box control's default property wonâ€™t affect a list box or a label control -- only the text box control will apply the temporary default.
- The default remains in effect until you change it by repeating the process or closing the form or report without saving the new default.
- The change affects only the current form or report.
- You can change multiple properties for a single control type at the same time.
If the form or report already has a control with all the appropriate settings, select the control and choose Set Control Defaults from the Format menu. Doing so has the same affect as the above process.
If you want to use a custom control in other forms, use the copy and paste method to copy the formatted control from one form to another. In the new form, with the formatted control selected, choose Set Control Defaults from the Format menu to update the control defaults for that form.