I was asked how to make a better looking Access form
Generally the format these days is lighter (no bolds) and only buttons have raised the raised effect. No sunken controls. No underlined text unless it is a hyperlink
Fonts seem to look best like this (these occur on all machines that run Access)
MS Sans Serif for the field boxes and combos.
Verdana for the captions and labels but only if the form has a lot of space.
Arial if the form is pressed for space
Tahoma if space is really tight (also applies to boxes).