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FontBold Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

You can use the FontBold property to specify whether a font appears in a bold style in the following situations:

  • When displaying or printing controls on forms and reports.

  • When using the Print method on a report.


The FontBold property uses the following settings.

Setting Description
True The text is bold.
False (Default) The text isn't bold.

Note  You can set the FontBold property only by using a macro or Visual Basic .

To use the FontBold property on a report, first create a Print event procedure that prints the desired text.

A font's appearance on screen and in print may differ, depending on your computer and printer.

The FontWeight property, which is available in the property sheet for controls, can also be used to set the line width for a control's text. The FontBold property gives you a quick way to make text bold; the FontWeight property gives you finer control over the line width setting for text. The following table shows the relationship between these properties' settings.

If Then
FontBold = False FontWeight = Normal (400)
FontBold = True FontWeight = Bold (700)
FontWeight < 700 FontBold = False
FontWeight > = 700 FontBold = True


The following Print event procedure prints a report title and the current date in a bold style on a report at the coordinates specified by the CurrentX and CurrentY property settings.

Private Sub ReportHeader0_Print(Cancel As Integer, _
     PrintCount As Integer)
    Dim MyDate

    MyDate = Date
    Me.FontBold = True
    ' Print report title in bold.
    Me.Print("Sales Management Report")
End Sub