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Default Shading Every Other Line In A Report

Hello all,

Simpler problem this time than some of the others I've posted... ok, to me it's simpler.

I have used the following code successfully in the past to shade every other row of a report. However, a new report I have set up, this shades every other row on some pages, and not on some pages, and at times skips several pages all together, then resumes shading like nothing was wrong.
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Private Sub Detail_Print(Cancel As Integer, PrintCount As Integer)
    If Me.Section(0).BackColor = vbWhite Then
        Me.Section(0).BackColor = 12632256
    Else
        Me.Section(0).BackColor = vbWhite
    End If
End Sub
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The report is used to subtotal and then grand total a table with customer orders. The breakout is on the customer number, and set to start a new page every time the customer number changes.

I don't know if for some reason there's actually more than section zero or not. I've never had a problem from this code in the past several years I've been using it.

Any help or suggestion will be most appreciated,

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Did you try the code on the Detail section's On Format event? That is where I would usually put this sort of code.



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Hi Mac,

No, I put the code on the Detail sections - On Print event. I'll try it in the On Format and see if it does any better.

On a happy note, Access2007 has this ability built in for any report. When you go to the property sheet for the Detail section and click on the format tab. The 3rd and 4th option for me are Back Color and Alternate Back Color. So I set one to White the other to Grey.

This works great for me, having 2007 installed. My only concern is that I want to be able to send the .mdb file to one of our partner companies that does not have 2007, they are still using Office 2003. If I send this file up to them, and they go to print the report, what will they get?

I know the shading code will work in Access97 to Access2007. However, in this one report, its the first time I've had a problem with it since I started using it.

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