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  • Question

  • this is a very superficial question but...…

    in the database when one drags on a new command button it has a look/style/theme I will refer to as 'raised'....don't know if that is the official term but the coloring/shading gives that affect...

    yet there are also command buttons that are totally flat - look just like rectangles...

    I've compared the properties of both and they don't look different and they are on the same form.....  I would like to lazily make these flat guys looked raised without having to remake each one individually....  not sure how this came about as it isn't clear to me how you make a raised into flat or vice versa......

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I guess my memory is a little rusty. What I was thinking there was the Special Effect property for a Textbox. Buttons don't have this property.

    What you could try to do is select the button you want to modify and from the Format ribbon tab, you can click on the Quick Styles button and select a style you want to apply to the selected button.

    Hope it helps...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    There should be a Style property for the button with options like Sunken, Raised, Shadowed, or Flat.

    Hope it helps...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:33 PM
  • Hi,

    I guess my memory is a little rusty. What I was thinking there was the Special Effect property for a Textbox. Buttons don't have this property.

    What you could try to do is select the button you want to modify and from the Format ribbon tab, you can click on the Quick Styles button and select a style you want to apply to the selected button.

    Hope it helps...

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:38 PM
  • voila!....as they say in France....not sure they spell it that way though....

    all these years developing and it didn't occur to me to visit the ribbon's Format area.....  I really don't get into the window dressing very often...…

    much thanks,,,

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:44 PM
  • You may be confusing Command Buttons with Text Boxes. Command Buttons will always look "raised" unless you set its Back Style property to Transparent. Text Boxes can have different properties depending on their "Special Effect" property. Command buttons do not have "Special Effect" properties although they do share some properties with Text Boxes. Each Text Box and Command button needs to be individually changed with its properties widndow. As far as I know, there are no general default settings for Text Boxes or Command Buttons that can be made.
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:44 PM
  • voila!....as they say in France....not sure they spell it that way though....

    all these years developing and it didn't occur to me to visit the ribbon's Format area.....  I really don't get into the window dressing very often...…

    much thanks,,,

    Hi,

    Glad to hear got it sorted out. Good luck with your project.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 2:56 PM