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Easy Tip: Set the default style for the Find command

 
 
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User-added imageEasy Tip! Set the default style for the Find command

The Find command can be used to find and zoom the map to an object in your map. A symbol is placed on the found location. The default symbol used for the Find command may not be to your liking. 

Of course, whenever you execute the Find command you are given the choice of choosing what symbol to use. If you find you are constantly having to change this symbol, there is a better way - you can choose a default symbol. 

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Setting the default symbol to use with the Find command (32 bit versions)

This setting is stored as a Preference.  In the older interface of our 32 bit versions this is done as follows: 

In the Options menu, click on Preferences... 

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The Preferences dialog box displays. Click the Styles... button.


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Use the Default Find Style box to choose a new symbol.

If you like the symbol used in the screen shot you will find it in the MapInfo Cartographic font. It is in grid position 6F. The symbol was set to bold and the colour is in grid position 1J.


Setting the default symbol to use with the Find command (64 bit versions)


The preferences are found in the PRO tab. Click on the Options page and choose Styles.

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The Styles Preferences dialog box will appear.  Choose the symbol in the Default Find Style box.  This dialog is very similar to the one found in the 32 bit versions.

That's all there is to it!


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UPDATED:  July 7, 2017