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                                 Command Buttons - Different Colors and Shapes 

There is nothing built-in to Access (for versions prior to Access 2010) that will allow you to change the color of command buttons. Here are several options as work-arounds.

1. Use a label instead. Labels have click events and can be made to look like a command button with some work.

2. MVP Stephen Lebans has an example database that shows how to set a command button back color and more:

3. There's a nice "Color Command Buttons" download at this site:

4. Some simple colored button examples that can be copied into your application are available at:

5. A shareware version of Button Painter for MS Access is available at this web site:

6. MVP Arvin Meyer has some "hover" style buttons here:

7. And some more possibilities here:

8. Sample file here on UtterAccess by Candace Tripp: 

9. Another sample file on UtterAccess here by Candace Tripp:

10. Sample file showing some command button styling:



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