The Print Layout

This option allows you to manage your print settings

     This is the Print layout icon: 

print          - General settings,

          - Paper size and orientation,

          - Insert items,

          - Select and Edit Items,

          - Manage Pages.

     General settings



     Once the settings suit your needs, you can select one of the following options:


The CartoVista printing feature allows you to produce a PDF document for printing. Select a folder in which to save the print layout to a PDF file.


Close the Print Layout window to return to the map interface.

about-cartovista The CartoVista button provides information about the versions of the CartoVista Publisher and CartoVista Viewer used to create the map

     Paper size and orientation


    The tools to set the Paper size and Orientation are:

Icons Description
paper-size Select one of the configured paper sizes in the drop-down list.
portrait Change the paper orientation to portrait (vertical).
landscape Change the paper orientation to landscape (horizontal)

     Insert items


     The various items that can be inserted into the print layout are:

Icons Description
map Map
legend Legend
metadata Metadata
chart Chart
title Title
text Text
date Date
image Image


     Select and Edit Items

     Click on any item to select it and change its properties.

     Move and resize

     Click and drag the item to change its position in the layout. You can also drag the corner handles (white squares) to resize the selected item.


     Select Item Tools


     The tools you can use when an item is selected are:

Icons Description
delete-1 Delete.
border Apply a border and select a border width.

Set the border colour.

background-color Set the background colour and opacity.
bring-front Bring to front.
send-back Send to back.

     Edit Text Item


      Double-click on a text item to edit its content and style:

Icons Description
font-type Choose the font.

Select the font size.


Apply a bold font weight.


Apply an italic font style.


Apply an underline font style.

left Align the text to the left.
center Center the text.
right Align the text to the right.
justify Justify the text.


     The title of the print layout automatically displays the map title and the name of the active theme set. Double-click on the title to edit its style with the tools described above.


     Change map view

     You can double-click on the map to recenter the view or change the zoom.


     Manage Pages


      The paging tools are:

Icons Description

Delete the current page.


Add a new page.


Indication of the current page number and of the total number of pages.


View the previous page.

next View the next page.