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    lefty2cox is offline Competent Performer
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    Text Box

    I'm not sure how to describe this, which is why I'm posting here and haven't found it on the internet given how simple I'm sure it sounds....

    I want to have a text box. This box will be on a form and have a table or query as control. Say "First Name" for instance. I'd like the text box to say "First Name"...maybe lighter and italicized, showing the user what should actually go in the box.

    I know it's possible because I've seen it but have no idea what to call it.

    Thanks.

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    Covered here at the forum a few days ago...
    Text box shadow prompts (accessforums.net)

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    lefty2cox is offline Competent Performer
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    Thank you very much

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    Micron is offline Virtually Inert Person
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    Methinks you'll need conditional formatting as well? Maybe like

    "Expression Is" and then IsNull([yourField])
    - "doesn't work" doesn't help. Implement changes in copies of your database.
    I’m telling everyone it's good to eat dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

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    lefty2cox is offline Competent Performer
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    Got it. Thank you.

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