Can This Be Done In Access 2010

Eirman
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Breeders Assistant from Tenset is a database with major limitations. I want to build an improved version with MS access and I need to know if I can replicate one essential Breeders Assistant feature in Access.

I need to print an A4 page/record with a specified PDF file as a background / watermark. I should be able to setup this page (form/report?) by adjusting the location of the fields precisely to match certain locations on the PDF watermark.

Can it be done?
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Top Expert 2016
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i think it is doable..
create an image of the PDF file
create a new report and use the PDF image as the background of the report
place your controls using the PDF image as guide..
I would think this is do-able in principle..

But it might not be do-able without some adjustment of your current pdf layout.  And I think you will have to convert it into an image file to use as background.
Gee-whiz - we've even used the same words!!!
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we've even used the same words!!!
Great Savant minds think alike!

I presume by image file, you mean JPG or PNG or whatever is allowed by access
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yes, that is correct..
I would advise that you develop the report using a configuration as close as possible as, if not identical to, the one it will be run on.
When you are placing text in precise positions on a report then you must be using the same printer driver as your target user and even differences in screen resolution can lead to printed results being different to those expected.
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scan the PDF file and save with the actual size.
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Many Thanks

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