Microsoft Access Color: How To Pick And Set The Exact Color In An Access Database

Microsoft Access Color: How To Pick And Set The Exact Color In An Access Database

First of all, I want to apologise (or apologize!). I’ve used the term Microsoft Access color in my title and not Microsoft Access colour (the correct spelling). This is because our American cousins built or at least assembled Microsoft Access together setting the captions to the local language – so please excuse the misspelt words.

Setting colour in your forms and reports is easy enough to find and apply even with looking at the ‘Custom’ tab when picking a colour by graphically picking from a colour pallete or setting the Red, Green, Blue (RGB) values. However, what if you wanted to pick an exact colour match but do not know the RGB code, then here’s a useful quick way to find the RGB value from a visual screens users wish to capture.

Microsoft Access Color: How To Pick And Set The Exact Color In An Access Database

There are several free downloadable colour utilities and one I use is via this link; Quick HTML Color Picker tool.access colorTo find the exact Access colour required and apply it to your form or report you need to:

  1. Open the downloaded utility which is a pop-up small window.

  2. Navigate to the colour you wish to capture it’s RGB code which can be any Windows based view whether it be a web page, corporate document with branded colours or any application you wish to view.

  3. Click the ‘Pick Color’ button from the pop-up window which changes you cursor to a picker icon and a preview window which follows you mouse movements.

  4. Click on the desired colour and voila! The RGB code is generated back at the pop-up tool.

  5. Now take this colour code and apply it to you designs.

Access colour is really simple and effective. There are no excuses left to developers saying colour shades applied are a near match.

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