The Print Layout Editor allows you to specify Print Layouts. The Editor is incorporated within GeoMedia Smart Client Administrator.
Launching the Editor
To start the Print Layout Editor, click on Start PrintLayoutEditor on the Application panel:
The editor is started over Java Web Start (JNLP), so make sure Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.25+ is installed on your machine.
By opening the JNLP-File, the Editor is launched.
The User interface is divided into five main parts:
|Menu Bar||File commands (for example Save PrintLayout, Open PrintLayout, Page Settings, etc.) and Online Help.|
|Element Selection Panel||
|Element Settings Toolbar||Allows you to set different settings for each Graphic element. Have a look at the corresponding entry.|
|Main window||A model of the print page displaying the Print Elements and their position on the page.|
|Toolbar||Tools for manipulating the print page and the elements on top of it (for example Panning, Zooming, Grouping)
After you are done designing your layout, we highly recommend that you group your layout. Grouping enables you to print in any desirable paper format.
Relative Positioning of Elements
This causes the elements to be exactly adjoined to each other. Docking serves as an aid in aligning elements as they are moved. When docking is enabled the move to locations are automatically aligned to existing elements, allowing you to essentially align elements by click and drag.
Here's an example which shows the difference between element docking turned on and turned off:
Docking turned on:
Docking turned off:
Grouped layouts (recommended)
If a finished map layout will be enlarged with the command [Page Setup] (e.g. from A4 landscape to A0 landscape) following 7 rules will be applied:
- Basically the map elements frame, text and map will be enlarged in proportion to the paper format (exception see rule 3).
- Following elements will be enlarged horizontal or vertical, only if they are docked on any insets (exception see rule 7): graphic, north arrow, scale bar.
- Following rule occurs if in a column or row are more than 2 map elements: The element docked on the left or right inset will not be enlarged in width and height. The new won space will be divided at all map elements located in the middle, as far as this are no elements mentioned in rule 2. These elements will be not enlarged basically (exception rule 7).
- Following rule occurs if in a column or row are less than 3 map elements: The element on the right or at the bottom will be enlarged in width and height. Except it is an element mentioned in rule 2, then rule 4 comes into force.
- If an element mentioned in rule 2 is docked at the inset on the right or at the bottom, the element on the left or on top will be enlarged in width and height. Is the element on the left or at the bottom an element mentioned in rule 2, it will not be enlarged.
- All map elements in the same column or row as the map will not be enlarged. Only the map will be enlarged.
- If rule 2 comes into force and all the elements in the middle are mentioned in rule 2, the new won space will be added to the element furthest on the right.
Ungrouped layouts (not-recommended)
- the position of non-docked elements will be scaled
- the insets-dependency of docked elements will be preserved.
- the width and height of an element will be only enlarged if the element is docked to two inset sides. The width will be enlarged if an element is docked to the left and right inset. The height will be enlarged if an element is docked to the top and bottom inset.