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post Jan 15 2020, 09:59 AM
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When I add a new button to forms, they are created in light blue.

Once in a while, I get a grey button which matches the windows colors. If I try to style a grey button to match the blue buttons, I can't because the added buttons are a gradient of darker blue at the bottom/lighter blue at the top. The best I can do is copy and paste a blue button where Access thinks I should have grey one.

The problem is that now I don't want light blue buttons. I was hoping for a grey default color that I could style after I finish creating the database objects.

How do I set the default color for buttons?
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isladogs
post Jan 15 2020, 10:12 AM
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Use a different Office theme to suit your preferences

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post Jan 15 2020, 10:14 AM
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I know I can style the button using themes, but what about setting a theme so I can add a new button in that theme and not have to change the style of every new button?
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GroverParkGeorge
post Jan 15 2020, 10:28 AM
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Try this, using a theme of your choosing as Colin suggested.

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Select a button you want to use as the default. Set it as the default as shown.

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RCDAWebmaster
post Jan 15 2020, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for the tip. There is one problem though, Set Control Defaults is greyed out.

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GroverParkGeorge
post Jan 15 2020, 10:38 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, you first have to select a control from which to take the default settings. Does that not work for your environment?

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post Jan 15 2020, 10:42 AM
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Now I get it:

1. Select a button on the form and style it as I want.
2. Select the button on the form and click "Set Control Defaults" to have all new buttons be created in the same style as the original button.

That makes sense. I was trying to select the button on the design tab of the ribbon to set its default style.
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GroverParkGeorge
post Jan 15 2020, 10:55 AM
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Sorry, I was not clear at first.

Congratulations on solving the problem.

Continued success with your project.

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post Jan 15 2020, 10:56 AM
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Thanks much.
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