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New layout and legend features found in MapInfo Pro 64-bit

UPDATED: April 3, 2017


From the MapInfo Pro 15.2 and 16.0 64-bit User Guides

Layout Window Additions
The Layout window has more robust functionality and it is now easier to convert older layouts to the new Layout format:
 
• Alignment:  
Alignment improvements include aligning frames relative to each other or aligning a single frame to the page margin when there are no guidelines to snap to. Users also change the grid size using paper units in inches or centimeters.
 
• Grid Sizes:
Set grid sizes in paper units by setting the units in which users want to resize a grid.
On the Options menu, click Preferences and then click System Settings to open the System Settings Preferences dialog box.
Select the desired unit from the Paper and Layout Units drop-down list.
 
• Cartographic Objects:  
For professional quality cartographic output, users can place a live dynamic scale bar anywhere on your layout, and there is a powerful new Map Grid/Graticule capability.
 
• Clipboard:
Creating new layout pages is much easier using standard clipboard commands.
Users can Cut and Copy an object and then Paste it to any page within the same layout, to other layouts, to a map, or to another instance of MapInfo Pro.
 
• Empty Frames:
Create a template for your maps by adding empty frames to a layout and
saving it to a workspace. Users can populate the empty frames later by selecting them and using the New Map and New Browser commands on the LAYOUT tab.
 
• Page Layouts:
Create and manage multi-page layouts that can be saved as a PDF document.
Working with multiple pages is very easy using familiar page thumbnails for navigation.
With the new empty frame and some simple MapBasic scripting, users can now design templates that can be reused later or used to automatically generate a map series.
 
MapInfo Pro has an improved the conversion of older “classic” layouts to the new Layout window when users open workspaces. The conversion process is much more complete and accurate with the addition of rotated text, points, polylines, polygons, and empty frames.
 
• Rotate Text, Images, and Symbols:
Change the frame orientation in the Layout window by dragging and dropping its bottom-right corner, or assigning a value in the Rotate Frame field
on the LAYOUT tab, in the STYLE group.
 

 

Symbols, Polylines, and Polygons:
 Add points, lines, and polygons, or use your mouse to create complex shapes and regions on the layout.
There is also a new symbol dialog that is similar to Microsoft PowerPoint, which shows the 18 most recently used symbols.
 
New keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow:
+ to switch to the Zoom In tool
to switch to the Zoom Out tool
Shift+S to switch to the Select tool
Shift+P to switch to the Pan tool
Ctrl+A to Select All items on the current layout page

Ctrl+C to Copy, Ctrl+X to Cut, Ctrl+V to Paste

 
Improved Mouse Wheel Behavior
- Rolling the mouse wheel in a Layout window now zooms
in or out of the layout, which matches the behavior in a Map window. Pressing the CTRL key while using the mouse wheel scrolls the layout up or down.

 

 
Users can create legends for raster overlays:
On the MAP tab, in the Content group, click Add To Map and then Legend.
If a raster layer supports creating legends, it displays in the list in the Create Legend wizard.
When creating the raster legend for the first time, MapInfo Pro decides how to display it based on the type returned in the legend XML.
• Continuous:
The legend contains a color bar and a min and max label, the legend sorts in descending order by default with the maximum value on top. If there are fewer than 20 values in the continuous data, the legend displays as a list of discrete colors and values rather than a color bar.
• Classified:
The legend contains a list of colors and classification labels. When changes are made
to the raster using Advanced Raster tools that affect the display, the raster legend automatically updates.
 
Changes to the Legend Frame Properties Dialog
The Legend Frame Properties dialog hides some options. The type of raster or grid data determines which sort buttons are visible, and how ascending and descending sorting is done. When the legend is a color bar, or when the raster does not have record counts, the Toggle Display of Record Count button does not display. To hide or show a color in the legend, select or clear its check box for in the Labels list.
 
 Additional helpful information can be found at the MapInfo Youtube channel.









 

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