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Edit Layout Objects

In OCAD 11 a layout layer has been added. This layer may contain raster images and vector objects like lines, areas or text. The vector layout objects color model is CMYK. The layout images' one is RGB. Spot colors are not supported by the OCAD layout layer.

Layout objects cannot be selected, moved, removed or changed unless you choose the Edit Layout Objects command in the Layout menu.


Edit Layout Objects

Use this function in the Layout menu to add, remove or edit layout objects and define their properties. The Edit Layout Objects dialog appears on the right side of the window. Now you can move, edit or remove layout objects in the drawing area like normal objects.

Add a line, area or text layout object:

  1. Click the Line, Area or Text icon in the Edit Layout Objects dialog as a Type.
  2. Choose a Color. Click the color field to define the color with the Color Picker.
  3. If you have chosen a line, define the Line width in the Line properties category in mm. If you have chosen a text, choose a Font and a Text size in the Text properties category.
  4. Draw the layout object with the regular drawing tools.

To edit the drawn layout object select it and change the properties (color, line width etc.) in the Edit Layout Objects dialog or use the editing functions of OCAD (Edit Object).

Add an image:

  1. Click the Add button in the Images category of the Edit Layout Objects dialog.
  2. The Add Layout Image dialog opens and you can browse an image. The supported image files are .bmp, .dib, .gif, .jpg, .png, .tiff. Click the Open button to add the image.

Hint.jpg - Move or resize the layout image by double-clicking the item in the layout objects list.

- Remove a layout image by selecting it in the layout objects list and clicking the Remove button in the Images category of the Edit Layout Objects dialog.
- The error message "Layout font attributes list is full" appears if the list contains the maximum of 256 entries.
- All Layout objects are listed in the layout objects list. It is possible to set them visible or hidden and to move them up and down.
- The error message: "Font not found" appears if a layout object is linked to a font that is not installed on the PC. The font needs to be installed on the PC or another font must be chosen. Otherwise the font Arial is used.

Import Layout

Choose this command to import the layout objects from another OCAD map. The layout objects are placed in the center of actual drawing area.


Save Layout

Choose this command to save the layout objects to a separate file.


Hide

Check the Hide Layout menu item to hide the layout objects.

Add North Arrow or Scale Bar

ToDo


Add Map Legend

hint This function creates symbolized map objects, not layout objects. Use the function Convert to Layout Object to convert them to layout objects.


Add Trim and Bleed Marks

ToDo


Create Graticule Name Index

This command is only available if the map is georeferenced and a coordinate system is set. The command calculates a name index based on the WGS84 graticule.
Select one or more symbols in the symbol box before choosing the command. All text objects and line text objects with these symbol(s) are included to the index.

Create Graticule Name Index Dialog

  • Index origin of longitude/latitude: Enter index origin coordinates.
  • Horizontal/vertical distance: Enter the distance between the grid lines.
  • Angle: Enter the angle of the grid. This angle is normally zero.
  • Style: Choose a numbering style. One axis is always numbered "A, B, C..." and the other "1, 2, 3..."
  • Name index symbol: Choose a text symbol. It is used to draw the graticule name index on the map.

After clicking the OK button a text object with the index will be added in the center of the drawing area.

hint This function creates symbolized map objects, not layout objects. Use the function Convert to Layout Object to convert the index to layout objects.
hint Create WGS84 Grid is the corresponding function to create a graticule.


Create Name Index

Select one or more symbols in the symbol box before choosing the command. All text objects and line text objects with these symbol(s) are included to the index.

Create Name Index Dialog

  • Horizontal/vertical offset: Enter the coordinates of the upper left or lower left corner where the numbering of the grid starts.
  • Horizontal/vertical distance: Enter the distance between the grid lines.
  • Angle: Enter the angle of the grid. This angle is normally zero.
  • Style: Choose a numbering style. One axis is always numbered "A, B, C..." and the other "1, 2, 3..."
  • Symbol: Choose a text symbol. It is used to draw the name index on the map.

After clicking the OK button a text object with the index will be added in the center of the drawing area.

hint This function creates symbolized map objects, not layout objects. Use the function Convert to Layout Object to convert the index to layout objects.
hint Create Map Grid is the corresponding function to create a rectangular map grid.

Convert to Layout Object

Visit the Convert to Layout Object page to get some information about this function.


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