Map Pane

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Map Layouts

When printing the map from IMSMA, you can customise its appearance by adding shapes, text, a legend, and scale and north indicators to the map. This customisation can be added by using the map layout toolbar.

To access the map layout toolbar, click the button from the IMSMA Navigation window toolbar.

Figure 88. Layout Toolbar

The buttons available on the map layout toolbar are described in Table 32.

Table 32. Map Layout Toolbar Buttons
Button Description
AppMapLayIcon.png Allows you to apply a saved map layout.
SaveMapLayIcon.png Allows you to save the map layout.
TogLayIcon.png Allows you to toggle between the map layout and the page layout.
SetSizeIcon.png Allows you to change the page layout.
PrinterIcon.png Prints the currently displayed map.
MovePageIcon.png Allows you to move the page within the map pane.
DispLargIcon.png Allows you to zoom into the page layout.
DispSmallIcon.png Allows you to zoom out from the page layout.
DispSelScaIcon.png Allows you to change the scale of the page layout.

How to apply a template

Map layout templates include any shapes, images, text, page setup options, scale bar, north indicator, and legend that you have added to the map view. You can apply a saved template to the map that you have displayed.

To apply a template to the current map display:

  1. Click the AppMapLayIcon.png button on the Map Layout toolbar.
  2. The Open window displays.
  3. From the Open window:
    1. Navigate to the location of the .mxt template file that you would like to apply to the map.
    2. Select the .mxt template file.
    3. Click the Open button.
    4. The selected template is applied to the map.

How to save the page layout as a template

A map layout template includes any shapes, text, page setup options, images, scale bar, north indicator, or legend that you have added to the page layout.

To save a template:

  1. Click the SaveMapLayIcon.png button on the Map Layout toolbar.
  2. The Save window displays.
  3. From the Save window:
    1. Navigate to the directory where you would like to save the template.
    2. Enter a name for the template in the File Name field.
    3. Click the Save button.