Overlay Toggle Buttons on a background image on a form

I want to have a form in access that has an image with a grid of buttons on top of it. I want a user to be able to click/toggle multiple buttons to select them. I need the user to see the image behind it (catalog page) and be able to click 1" x 1" buttons to determine space allocation for products on the page. I'll have a way for them to type in the part number of the item and then determine how much space is being used for that item based on the number of buttons they clicked....

Since I know the total size of the page and the cost of the printing costs, it'll be a snap for me to determine costs associated with marketing a product. I want a simple interface for the user internally.

Any thoughts? I was thinking if I could overlay a toggle button that is transparent, I could allow the user to see what I want them to but when they click on the page, activate the toggle. It'd be really good if, initially, it was clear and upon clicking, turned opaque to give feedback that it was selected. Then, once it was assigned to a product, black it out.

Bob


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macecaseConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I have moved a long. I put a 1px x 1px image on the form and made the image width .5" x .5" without zooming the actual image.... So, when clicked, i change background to white or transparent to make a toggle....

Seems to work ok for me. I just loop through each box to see if it is transparent or white and that is my 0 or 1.....
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
>>Zones: SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Access Database<<
Is this question in any way related to SQL Server 2005
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macecaseAuthor Commented:
No, it is related to Access 2007
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
This sounds more like a "Project" than a single question requiring a straightforward answer.

Are we starting from scratch here, or do you have some of this done already?
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macecaseAuthor Commented:
I figured it out
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