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Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

(OP)
I'm trying to create an irregular shaped object that can be bound.  I can create the rectangle type boxes but what I really need is to be able to say create a map of irregular shaped farmer fields.  Based upon a value the fill color of the object would change based upon "wheat","corn", "Fallow", etc.

Can't seem to find a way to do it.

Any guru's gotta a way?

Thanks

RE: Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

I don't know of any specific method however I have seen people patiently build maps out of many rectangles of various sizes. If you name them carefully, coloring them could be done in a loop based off of their name.

Gord
ghubbell@total.net

RE: Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

(OP)
I had thought about that but with some 50 fields that are very irregular and very different in size it would probably take 3-4 man months just to draw and name.

RE: Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

Another option might be to get an image of the area, then use rectangles or labels/text boxes with descriptions and lines to point to the different areas. Might not be as "zoot" but you could then feed your text boxes with descriptions from a table...

Gord
ghubbell@total.net

RE: Create Irregular shaped objects that are bound

(OP)
I've actually pasted an image and then put a bound field on each area and then use the properties to color, supply text, etc. However, actually coloring the object (farmer's field) would allow printing of maps based upon data. I need to do this within Access and without something like mapinfo using OBDC.

darn......

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