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Adding and editing text or symbols

New text and symbols can be added to your map and existing ones can be edited.

NOTE: Before you start, make sure that your Pen is on the relevant layer, or create a layer specifically for your text or symbols.

 

Adding Text

  1. Click on the Text button and type in the box. Change the font type, size and colour if required.
  2. Click on the “Add Text to Map” button.
  3. Click on the map to place your text.
  4. Click on the “Deselect” button to finish (and close the font window).
  5. If you need to make changes then click on the text to reselect it. It will then appear in the text box where you can re-edit it, change the font type, size or colour. Once you have made your changes click the “Deselect” button to finish.

To amend text that is already on a map, unlock the relevant map layer (e.g. Building Names) and then follow Step 5.

 

 

 

Adding Symbols

Adding or changing symbols on your map is similar to Text. Symbols are found in special fonts but are treated in the same way as ordinary text fonts. PTMapper has a font called Map Symbols, which can be accessed by clicking the “Symbols” button. This will display a popup showing the range of symbols available.

  1. Click on the Text button and either click on the “Symbols” button or expand the list of fonts to select a suitable one (click the small black triangle beside Font).
  2. Once you select a font a popup box will open showing the available symbols.
  3. Select a suitable symbol. Change the Font size and colour if required.
  4. Click on the “Add Text to Map” button.
  5. Click on the map to place your symbol.
  6. Click on the “Deselect” button to finish (and close the font window).
  7. If you need to make changes then click on the symbol to reselect it. It will then appear in the text box where you can change the size or colour. Once you have made your changes click the “Deselect” button to finish.

To amend a symbol that is already on a map, unlock the relevant map layer and then follow Step 7.

 

 

Fonts that are installed in Windows vary from one computer to another, but the following standard Windows fonts contain a large range of symbols:

Webdings

Wingdings

Wingdings2

Wingdings 3

Updated on 03/02/2017

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