The Print Configuration tab allows you to define your map print settings in a very specific way.
This is the Print Configuration icon:
When the Print Configuration dialogue is launched for the first time, a default print layout will be displayed, including the map, legend, title and date. You can edit the print layout by making the following changes:
- Insert Items,
- Manage Pages.
Click the Manage Images button to open the Print Layout Image Manager dialogue. Click the Add button to browse your computer, add the images of your choice and click OK.
To insert an image in the print layout:
1. Click the add image icon in the top bar.
2. Select the image you wish to add.
3. Click where you wish to add the image in the print layout.
Paper Size and Orientation
The tools to set the Paper size and Orientation are:
|Sets the print layout format to one of the configured paper sizes available in the drop-down list.|
|Changes the paper orientation to portrait (vertical).|
|Changes the paper orientation to landscape (horizontal).|
The various items that can be inserted into the print layout are:
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:
|Apply a border and select a border width.|
Set the border colour.
|Set the background colour and opacity.|
|Bring to front.|
|Send to back.|
|Lock the item so that it can no longer be deleted on map print. When the item is locked, you cannot deleted it, but you can still change other parameters (colour and background colours, and position).|
Edit Text Item
Double-click on a text item to edit its content and style:
|Choose the font.|
Select the font size.
Apply a bold font weight.
Apply an italic font style.
Apply an underline font style.
|Align the text to the left.|
|Center the text.|
|Align the text to the right.|
|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.
The paging tools are:
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.
|View the next page.|