Easy Tip: Make your maps look better with Enhanced Rendering!

MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
Easy Tip: Make your maps look better with Enhanced Rendering!
Raster The info in this article pertains to both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of MapInfo Pro.

Some MapInfo Pro users might not be aware of the enhanced rendering settings in MapInfo Pro. These settings can help to make your maps look better on screen and when printed. Read on if this is news to you too!
In the 32 bit versions: In the Map menu, click on Options

In the 64 bit versions: On the Map tab, in the Options group, click the Map Options button. 

The settings for turning on enhanced rendering are highlighted in the screen shot below. You can turn this setting on individual for text and labels, images and lines and borders. 

Enhanced Rendering

Here are examples comparing maps with and without the enhanced rendering settings.

Enhanced Rendering
The screen shots on the left are with enhanced rendering turned off.

What about default settings? (Options > Preferences)

You can turn the Enhanced Rendering settings on as a default setting. If you are happy that your system performs well with these settings and would like them on by default then you can control the default behaviour. 

In the 32 bit versions: Click on Options > Preferences and choose the Styles button.

In the 64 bit versions: Click on the backstage area (the Pro tab) > Options > Styles.

Want to learn more?

Please refer to article named "Ensure your Bing map layers look good" on LI360 community to know how your Bing maps display nicely. 

Written by Tom Probert, Editor of "The MapInfo Professional" journal
When not writing articles for "The MapInfo Professional", Tom enjoys talking to MI Pro users at conferences and events. When not working he likes to see movies with car chases, explosions and kung-fu fighting.
UPDATED:  June 30, 2017