Auto Format Dialog Box (Design view)
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Auto Format Dialog Box (Design view)

The Auto Format dialog box enables you apply a predefined text format and color scheme to the selected control. Not all controls support this dialog box.

To apply auto format to a control

  1. In Design view, right-click the control, and then click Show Smart Tag.

    The smart tag is displayed.

  2. Click Auto Format.

    The Auto Format dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select a formatting scheme, and then click OK.

    The formatting scheme is automatically applied to the control.

Select a scheme

Lists the available formatting schemes. At the top of the list, Remove Formatting removes all text and color schemes from the control.


Shows the control as it will appear if the selected formatting scheme is applied.

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