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Doug Rettig Sr     
4 days ago
My access 2016 program no longer offers any choice in the text format property list.  When I click on the Format down arrow all I get is an empty drop down box.  The microsoft help is NO HELP!
Richard Rost    
4 days ago
Doug, it's context sensitive based on the data type of the field. For text fields, you won't see anything. For date fields, you should see a list of options like General Date, Short, Long, etc. For currency values, you should see General, Currency, Euro, etc.
Doug Rettig Sr    
3 days ago
"ICY "SAID THE BLIND MAN AS HE SLIPPED ON THE ICE AND FELL!  I was trying to get to point "TEXT FORMAT" thru the "FORMAT" property - can't get there from there.  I should have reviewed Lesson 1 from Beginner 2 first.  Sorry to have needlessly bothered you.
Richard Rost    
2 days ago
Never a problem. If you aren't sure, ask! :)
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