MapInfoProfessional
Version12.5
PrintingGuide
Thepurposeofthisguideistoassistyouingettingthebestpossibleoutputfromyour
MapInfoProfessionalsoftware.Webeginbycoveringthenewprint,import,andexport
featuresandcontinuewithpreferencesandprintingoptionsavailableinMapInfo
Professional.Thenwegiveyousomehelpfultipsandtricksandfinallywehelpyoutrouble
shootissuesyoumaybeexperiencingwithyourownuseofMapInfoProfessional.
Wehaveupdatedthisdocumentwithnewfeaturesandnewresolutionstoexistingissues.
Contents:
• Printingin MapInfoProfessional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
• GeneralPrinting Tipsand Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
• EnhancementsAddedinDifferentVersions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
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PrintinginMapInfoProfessional
Beforeyoustartprintingyourmap,youmaywanttocreateanewlayoutsoyoucanarrangeyourmaps,
legends,titlesforthebesteffect.OntheWindowsmenu,pointtoNewLayoutDesignerWindowto
puttogetheramoreeffectivepresentation.WerecommendthatyouuseLayoutDesignerwindowsfor
printingbecauseittiesdirectlytotheprinterdriver.
ToprintamaporlayoutfromMapInfoProfessional:
1. Whenyouhaveyourmaporlayoutthewayyouwantit,ontheFilemenupointtoPrinttodisplay
thePrintdialogbox.
Whenyouprintalayout,theOptionsandAdvancedbuttonsdonotdisplay.
Note:
TheLayoutDesignerwindowhasbuttonsatthetopofthewindowtoaccessPageSetup,Print,
PrinttoPDFandSaveWindowAsoperations.Theseworkjustlikethebuttonsintheapplication.
IfanembeddedwindowframeisactiveintheLayoutDesignerwindow,thentheentirelayoutinthe
LayoutDesignerwindowprints.
2. SelecttheprinterorplotteryouwanttouseforthisworkspacefromtheNamelist.Theproperties
thatareavailableforthisdeviceareprinter/plotterdependent.Pleasecheckyourdevicemanufacturer's
manualforpropertydetails.
AnyselectionsyoumakeinthePropertiesoptionsoverridestheselectionsmadeinthe
preferencesforthecurrentprintsession.
Note:
3. Ifprintingamap,selecttheprintrangeofyouroutputandthenumberofcopiesyouwant.
4. Tosetmoreprintoptions,clicktheOptionsbuttontoopentheMapPrintOptionsdialogbox.
Youcannotselecttheseoptionsforalayout.
Note:
5. MakeyourselectionsandclickOKtoreturntothePrintdialogbox.
• MapSize–Selectthesizeofthemapinthisgroup;theoptionsareWindowSize,FittoPage,
andCustom.Asyoumakeselections,theCustomScale,CustomWidthandCustomHeight
entrieschange.
• WindowSize–Clickthisbuttontoprintthemapasitdisplaysonyourcomputerscreen.
• FittoPage–Clickthisbuttontofitthemaptothepagesizeyouselectedinpreferences.
• Custom–Clickthisbuttontoenteryourowncustomscale,width,andheightentriesinthefields
provided.
SettingHowLayoutContentsPrint
TheLayoutDesignerwindowcancontainmaps,browsers,legends,images,text,andshapes.Many
oftheprintingoptionsnecessarytoprintaMapwindowareautomaticallysetwhenprintingaLayout
Designerwindow.Whatyouseeinyourprintoutwilllookthesameaswhatyouseeinthelayouton
yourscreen.Mostofthecontentsofalayoutprintasvectorortext,andnotasraster.
WhentheLayoutDesignerwindowisactive,youcanprintbypointingtoPrintorPrinttoPDFonthe
Filemenu,orclicktheseoptionsonthetoolbar.TherearealsobuttonsalongthetopoftheLayout
Designerwindowforprinting.
Onlythecontentsofalayoutthatarewithinthemargins(shownasgridlinesonthelayout)print.The
gridlines,guidelines,andframeselectionsthatyouseeonalayoutdonotprint.
Theprintoperationusestheprinter,page,andmarginssetonthePrintdialog.Ifyouchangetheprinter
settingsonthisdialogwhenprinting,thenthelayoutcanvassizechangesaftertheprintcompletesto
matchthenewsettings.Toseehowchangingtheprintersettingswillaffectyourprintoutbeforeyou
print,usePageSetuptosetpagesize,margins,orientation,andresolution.
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PrintingMapFramesinaLayoutDesignerWindow
WhenprintingaLayoutDesignerwindow,mapframeshavesomeprintingconsiderations.Eachmap
frameinthelayoutisindependentoftheothermapframesinthesamelayout.
WhatYouSeeisWhatYouGet
Whenprintingalayout,themapintheprintoutlooksidenticaltothemapinthelayoutonthescreen(this
includeshowthelabelslook).
PrintOSBM
Off-ScreenBitmap(OSBM)automaticallyapplieswhenprintingamapframethatcontainsitemsor
optionsthatrequireOSBMtopreservetheirappearanceinprint.UsingOSBMprocesseseachprinttile
asaraster.ThisisanautomaticsettingthatyoucannotcontrolwhenprintingfromaLayoutDesigner
window.UsingOSBMapplieswhentheMaphasenhancedrenderingturnedon,andoneormorevisible
layerswith:
• Translucentvectors.
• Images(suchasraster,grid,WMS,ortileserver)withtransparency,translucency,orimagesmoothing.
PrintingtoalayeredPDFdoesnotusethePrintOSBMmethod.
SubdividePrinting
Youcanturnonsubdivideprintingasapreference(ontheOptionsmenu,pointtoPreferences,Output
Settings,Printing,andthenclickSubdividePrinting).WhensubdivideprintingisturnedonandPrint
OSBMisnotbeingused,theneachmapinaLayoutDesignerwindowdividesintosmallertileswhile
printing.Thisreducestheamountmemoryrequiredtoprocesstheprintjob,especiallywhenthemap
frameislarge.Whensubdivideprintingisoff,theneachmapframeprintsatonce.
TranslucentImages
Ifyourmapcontainstranslucentimages(usuallyraster,grid,WMS,orTileServerimages)andEnhanced
Renderingisturnedoff,thenitmaynotprintastranslucent.Tomakeitprintwithtranslucency,onthe
Mapmenu,pointtoOptions.IntheMapOptionsdialogbox,checktheEnableEnhancedRendering
checkbox.
PrintingofItemsOtherThanMapFrames
Thenon-mapcontentinaLayoutDesignerwindowshouldbeprintedasvectorand/ortext.Itshould
notberasterized.
Thelegendsampleswatchesconverttorasterduringprintorexport.EventhoughTrueTypepointsymbols
arerenderedastextonthescreen,theyconverttorasterduringprintingorexporting.
SettingHowLayoutContentExports
Normally,whatyouexportlooksidenticaltowhatisintheLayoutDesignerwindow.However,some
graphicsandtextmaybecomeblurrywhenyouexportalayout.Tocorrectthis,ontheOptionsmenu
pointtoPreferencesandthenclickOutputSettings.OntheOutputPreferencesdialogbox,under
theExportingtab,selecttheClarifyTextcheckbox.Thiscorrectstheissue,butmaycausesome
labelsonthemaptolookslightlydifferentintheexportfromwhatisinthelayout.
SettingHowMapContentsPrint
IntheMapPrintOptionsdialogbox,youhavetheoptiontodeterminethemapcontentsthatyouwant
toprint;theoptionsareSameasWindowandCenteredonWindow.(TogothereselectFile>Print
andclickOptionsinthePrintdialogbox.)
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• SameasWindow–ClickthisbuttontoprintthemapcontentsasitappearsintheMapwindow,with
thesameproportionsandcontentasyousee.
• CenteredonWindow–Clickthisbuttontocenterasmuchofthecurrentmapthatfitsonthepage.
Whenyouselectthisoption,theimagemayprintonmorethanonepagedependinguponfit.Ingeneral
whenyouselectthisoption,MapInfoProfessionalassumesyouwanttoselecttheFittoPageradio
buttonandselectsthisforyou.
SettingAdvancedPrintOptions
IntheAdvancedPrintingOptionsdialogbox,youcanrefineyourprintsettings.(Togothereonthe
FilemenupointtoPrintandclickAdvancedinthePrintdialogbox.)
YoucannotselecttheseoptionsforalayoutinaLayoutDesignerwindow.
Note:
TheseoptionsarethesameasthoseyouselectintheOutputSettingsPreferencesdialogbox.Selecting
optionshereoverridesthesettingyouselectedintheOutputSettingsPreferencesdialogboxforthe
currentprintsession.
OutputMethod
Therearethreeoutputmethods.
• PrintDirectlytoDevice–UsethisoptiontoprintyourimagefiledirectlyfromMapInfoProfessional.
Thisisthedefaultsettingandissameprintingfromallversionsbefore6.0.
• PrintUsingEnhancedMetafile(EMF)–Usethisoptiontogenerateanenhancedmetafileofyour
MapInfoProfessionalimagebeforesendingittotheprinter.Thisoptiontakesadvantageofcurrent
technologytoshrinkthespoolsizeandprintyourfilequickerwithoutsacrificingquality.
• PrintUsingOffscreenBitmap(OSBM)–Usethisoptiontogenerateanoffscreenbitmapofyour
MapInfoProfessionalimagebeforesendingittotheprinter.Thisoptiondependsonthetypeof
translucentcontentinthemapandenhancedrenderingstateofthewindow.
PrintBorderforMapWindow
Selectthischeckboxtoprintablackborderaroundtheimageyouareprinting.Clearthischeckboxto
printtheimagewithoutaborder.Thischeckboxisselectedbydefault.
InternalHandlingforPrintingTransparentVectorFillsandSymbols
Specialprogramminghasbeenaddedtohandletransparentfillpatternsandbitmapsforvectorimages
whenyouprint.Selectthischeckboxtousethisfunctionalityorclearittolettheprinterorplotterto
managethistypeofwork.Thischeckboxisselectedbydefault.
ScalePatterns
Selectthischeckboxtoprintnon-transparentfillpatternsthatlooklikewhatyouseeonyourscreen.
Thischeckboxischeckedbydefault.Clearthischeckboxtolettheprinterdriverhaveexclusivecontrol
overrenderingthepatternfills.
RecommendationsforEffectivePatternScaling
Whenyouareprinting,findoutwhattypeofprinterdriveryouareusing.ManyPCL6andsomeHPGL
drivershandlefillpatternscalingandgiveyoucontroloverthisfeature.Turningofftheirscalingmaybe
thedifferencebetweenwhatyouseeinprintandwhatyouseeonyourmonitor.Werecommendthat
youtryturningoffyourdriver'sscalingoptionsandtryoursfirst,becausewehaveenhancedourmethod
tobettermeetyourMapandLayoutwindowrequirements.Toturnourpatternscalingoptionson,select
theScalePatternscheckboxintheOutputPreferencesdialogbox.Thentryturningoffourscaling
andturntheirsbackontoseewhichyoulikebetter.Testsshowthatourscalingproducescoloroutput
thatmorecloselymatchesyourscreen'sdisplay.
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IfyouareprintingtopostscriptdriversusingLanguageLevel2or3,wefindthatsomeoftheMicrosoft
driversdonotsupportpatternscaling.Asaresult,ourscalingmethodmaynothelpyou.Microsoft
recommendedthatyouresetthelanguagelevelofthepostscriptdrivertoLanguageLevel1toremove
thisrestriction.
UseROPMethodtoDisplayTransparentRaster
SelectthischeckboxtoallowtheinternalROP(RasterOverlaybyPixel)tomanagethetransparent
pixelswhenprintingrasterimages.SincetheROPMethodislargelyadisplaymethod,notallprinters
andplotterscanuseit.Werecommendthatyouexperimentwiththissettinguntilyougettheresultsyou
wantwhenprintingrasterimages.Thissettinghasnoeffectwhenprintingvectorlayers.Thischeckbox
isclearedbydefault.
PrintRasterinTrueColorWhenPossible
Selectthischeckboxtoprintyour24-bitrasterorgridfileimagesintruecolor.Makesureyourprinter
settingsaregreaterthan256colors.Thischeckboxisselectedbydefault.
DitherMethod
Clickthisdrop-downlisttoconverta24-bitimageinto256colors,usingeitherHalftoneorErrordiffusion.
WhenyouhavecompletedtheseselectionsandreturnedtothePrintdialogbox,clickOKtobegin
printing.
PrintingtoaFile
Toprintamaporalayouttoafile:
1. FromtheFilemenu,selectPrintorPrinttoPDFtoopenthePrintdialogbox.
2. SelectthePrinttoFilecheckbox.
3. ClickOKtoopenthePrinttoFiledialogbox.
4. TypethenameofthefileyouwanttocreateinthefieldprovidedandclickOK.Usetheextension
.PRNtohelpyouidentifythefileasaprintfile.
PrintingtoaLayeredPDFFile
PDFsarecapableofholdingmultiplepagesofinformationinthesamespacethroughtheuseofOptional
ContentGroups(OCG),whicharemorecommonlyknownaslayers.LayersinPDFsareverysimilarto
MapInfoProfessionalmaplayers.
Eachlayermayholdanyportionofthedocument'sobjectsandlayersmaybemadevisibleorinvisible,
showingorhidingtheircontainedobjects,inanycombination.Byselectivelyhidinglayers,youreduce
distractionstoconcentrateonparticularareasortypesofobjects.Layerscanbeorganizedintogroups
andthevisibilityoptioncanapplytoalllayerswithinagroupasonestep.
ToprintamaporalayouttoalayeredPDF:
1. FromtheFilemenu,selectPrintorPrinttoPDFtoopenthePrintdialogbox.
2. FromtheNamelist,selectMapInfoPDFPrinter.ThisisthePDFdriverthatinstallswithMapInfo
Professional.
TheLayeredPDFoptionisonlyavailablewhenusingtheMapInfoPDFPrinter.
Note:
Optionally,clickPropertiestosetanyprintingpreferences.
3. ClickPDFtoopenthePDFPreferencesdialogandchecktheLayeredPDFcheckbox.
Itmaytakesometimetoprocessalargemapwithmanylayers.
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WhenprintingalayoutinaLayoutDesignerwindowtoalayeredPDF,eachframe(suchasmap,
browser,legend,image,text,andshapesframes)becomesalayerinthePDF.Youcanalsousea
differentPDFdriver,nottheMapInfoPDFPrinter.DoingsocreatesastaticPDFmapwithoutlayer
information,soyoudonothavetheabilitytoturnonoroffparticularmaplayers.
LabelsinaMapwindowsavetoaseparatelayerinthePDFwithanamethatincludestheparentlayer
name.AdornmentssaveasaseparateAdornmentslayerinthePDF.AnemptyCosmeticlayerdoes
notsavetothePDF.
GeneralPrintingTipsandTricks
Goodfirststepsintroubleshootingaprintingproblemaretomakesureyouhavedownloadedand
installedthelatestpatchforMapInfoProfessionalandareusingthelatestprinterdriverforyour
printer/operatingsystem.Exceptionsarenotedinthisdocument.
SeeingBlackBoxesInsteadofSymbolswhenPrintingtoPDF?
IfyouareprintingtotheMapInfoPDFPrinter,tryturningonEnablePostscriptSimulation.InthePrint
dialogbox(ontheFilemenu,pointtoPrinttoPDF),clickthePropertiesbutton.IntheMapInfoPDF
PrinterPropertiesdialogbox,selecttheAdvancedOptionstabandthenselecttheEnablePostscript
Simulationcheckbox.
CompresstheSizeofRasterMapswhenPrintingtoPDFTip
UseoneoftheimagecompressionoptionswiththeMapInfoPDFPrintertoselecthowtocompress
blackandwhiteorcolorimages,orselecttoremoveduplicateimages,downsamplehighresolution
images,anddisablePNG/JPEGprinting.OnthePrintdialogbox(ontheFilemenu,pointtoPrintto
PDF),clickthePropertiesbutton.IntheMapInfoPDFPrinterPropertiesdialogbox,selecttheImage
Compressiontab.
SaveNewDefaultsandSaveTimePrintingtoPDF
Don'tselectthesamesettingoverandoveragainwhenprintingtoPDF.Saveyoursettingonceasthe
defaultsetting.FromtheStartmenu,selecttheControlPanelandthenPrintersandFaxes.Inthe
PrintersandFaxesscreen,right-clickMapInfoPDFPrinterandselectPrintingPreferences.Make
yourfavoritesettingandclickOKtoapplyitasadefaultwhenyouprinttoPDF.Asanexample,turnon
EnablePostscriptSimulationintheMapInfoPDFprinter.
EmbeddingMapInfoProfessionalGraphicsTip
WhenyouembedaMapInfomaporgraphinanotherapplication(suchasWordorPowerPoint),click
outsidethemap/graphbeforeyouusethePrintorPrintPreviewcommands.Thisallowsthecontainer
applicationtotakeoverpreviewingorprintingproperly.Thisisparticularlytrueifyouhavejustmade
changestothemaporgraphyouareprinting.
NeedforSpeedWhenUsingFillPatterns?
NotethatfillpatternsonthefirstrowoftheRegionStyledialogbox(seenextfigure)areWindows
standardandtendtoprintfaster.TheotherpatternsarebitmapsMapInfohascreatedforyouruse.You
mightwanttoconsiderthiswhenyouareselectingfillpatterns.
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1Usethefillpatternsfromthisrowforfastprintingresults.
SpeedStillanIssue?
Ifyouwanttoimproveprinterspeed,andyourprinterhasFast,Normal,Bestprintqualityoptions,we
suggestyouselectFast.
Ifyourimageislargeandyouareprintingataresolutionof600DPIorgreater,yourimagemayexceed
thislimitation.Toprinttheimage,reducetheresolutionoftheprintoutorshrinkthesizeoftheimage.
TranslucentRasterMaps?
Ifyourmapcontainstranslucentlayers,thentheoutputconvertstoarasterimagetomaintainthe
translucencyduringtheprintingprocess.Thisalsoconvertsvectorgraphicsandtexttoraster.Tomaintain
textandrasterintheoutput,youmustdisablethetranslucencyinthemap.However,ifyouwishto
maintaintranslucencywhileprinting,ensurethemaphasEnhancedRenderingturnedon.
OldDriverWorks,NewDriverDoesn't
Whenindoubt,ifanolderdriverworkedandthenewonedoesnot,gobacktotheolderdriver.
DiskSpaceanIssue?
Makesureyouhaveplentyoftemporarydiskspace,particularlyifyouareprintinglargeorcomplex
mapsorlayouts,andespeciallyiftheycontainrasterimagesand/ortranslucency.
PrintingGlobally?SpoolLocally!
Tryspoolingprintjobslocallyratherthanattheplotter.Thisallowsthecomputertorasterizeyouroutput
ratherthantheprinter,whichcanbemoreefficient.
1. Tosetuplocalprintjobspooling,ontheStartmenu,pointtoSettings,ControlPanel,Printers.
2. Right-clicktheprinterandchoosePropertiestodisplaytheprinter'sproperties.
3. ClicktheAdvancedtabtodisplaytheadvancedpropertyoptions.
4. ClicktheSpoolPrintDocumentsbuttonandStartprintingafterlastpageisspooledbutton.
Ifyoudonothaveadministrativerightstoyourcomputer,youmaynotbeabletousethe
spoolingoption.ContactyourITdepartmentifyouwanttomakethischangetogettheir
support.
Note:
5. ClickOKtosaveyourchanges.
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NewLayoutDesignerWindow
MapInfoProfessional12.5hasanewLayoutDesignerwindow.Printingandexportinglayoutsfromthis
windowhasmuchbetterqualityanditsupportsworkingwithlabels.Howlabelslookintheoutputisnow
identicaltowhatyouseeinthelayout,solabelsintheembeddedmapframeswithinaLayoutDesigner
windowlookthesameonthescreen,inprintouts,andinexportedfiles.TheLayoutDesignerwindow
maintainstextandvectorwheneverpossible,whichminimizesrasterizationandimprovestheoutput
quality.
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SavingPreferencesforGeoregistrationCoordinateUnits
YoucanselecttostoretheboundsandcoordinatesystemsofthemaporlayoutviewinyourPDFfile.
ThistypeoffileiscalledaGeoregisteredPDF.Youcansavepreferencestosetthegeoregistration
coordinateunitstoeitherUseMapUnitsorUseDegrees.Formoreinformationandinstructionson
howtodothis,seeSavingPreferencesforGeoregistrationCoordinateUnitsintheHelpSystem.
MapInfoProfessional10.5
Newinthisreleasearepolygonmodeprinting,printingtoanoffscreenbitmap(OSBM),subdivideprinting,
andprintingtoaPDFfile.
PolygonModePrinting
ThisreleaseofMapInfoProfessionalintroducesanewwayofdrawingcomplicatedpolygons,suchas
thosecontainingholesormanynodesthroughaUserInterface.Thiswasduetoanissuewithprinting
suchobjectsusinganAdobePDFprinterdriver.Itleftvisibleseamsandgapsintheimagewhenthe
PDFwasprinted.Theseseamsandgapswerenotvisibleonscreennorwhenprintedusingotherprinter
drivers.
Printingwiththenewmethodmeansthatlargepolygonsarenowrenderedas-isnotbrokenintosmaller
polygons,astheoldermethoddoes.Additionally,thenewmethodusesdifferentcallsthatspecifically
supportdrawingpolygonswithholes.Theoldermethodmanipulatesthepolygonwithholestodrawas
asinglepolygon,whichcausedseamsandgapstoappearinthePDF
BecausethisissuedoesnotaffectallusersofMapInfoProfessionalwhoprintmaps,wecontinue
toprovidetheoriginalpolygondrawingmethod.
Note:
PolygonModemaybesetforeachofthreetypesofdrawing:on-screen,printing,andexporting.Select
PolygonModeontheOptionsmenu,pointtoPreferencesandclickOutputSettingstoopenthe
OutputPreferencesdialogbox.PolygonModeisacheckboxontheDisplay,Printing,andExporting
tabs.
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Thesettingisindependenttooutputmethodandisnotsavedonperwindowbasis.Thissetting
willnotaffectanyotheroption'sUserInterface.
Note:
PrintingtoanOffscreenBitmap(OSBM)
ThePrintusingOffscreenBitmap(OSBM)printingmethodrendersaprintjobtooffscreenbitmaps
priortosendingittotheprinterorplotter.Itisusedwhenprintingmapsandlayoutscontainingtranslucency
and/oranti-aliascontent,particularlyforrasterimages.Whenprinting,ontheFilemenu,pointtoPrint
andclickAdvancedtoopentheAdvancedPrintingOptionsdialogbox.SelectthePrintusing
OffscreenBitmap(OSBM)checkbox.
ThisprintingprocessgeneratesanOffscreenbitmapofyourMapInfoProfessionalimagebeforesending
ittotheprinter.Offscreenbitmapisinvokeddependinguponthetypeoftranslucentcontentinthemap
andenhancedrenderingstateofthewindow.However,settingOSBMfromthiswindowmeansthat
whileprintingOffscreenbitmaps(OSBM)willbeselectedregardlessofthetranslucencyandanti-alias
settings.
SettingPrinttoanOffscreenBitmapasyourDefault
YoucansetthisoptionasadefaultontheOptionsmenu,pointtoPreferencesandclickingOutput
SettingstoopentheOutputPreferencesdialogbox.OnthePrintingtab,selectPrintusingOffscreen
Bitmap(OSBM)tosetsthedefaultforallnewwindows.
SubdividePrinting
InearlierversionsofMapInfoProfessional,therewasanoptionalregistrysetting,called
SubdividePrinting,toallowprintjobstobebrokenintomultiple,smallerprintrequests.Thiswas
especiallyusefulifprintinglargeraster/translucentmapstolargepapersizes.Nowthatoptionhasbeen
addedasapreference.Thepreferenceisinitializedusingtheregistrysettingifitexisted.
OntheOptionsmenu,pointtoPreferencesandclickOutputSettingstoopentheOutputPreferences
dialogbox.OnthePrintingtabthereisacheckboxforSubdividePrinting.Ifchecked,theprintjobis
brokenintomultiplesmallerprintrequest.Ifunchecked,theprintisdoneinasinglerequest.
PrintingtoPDF
ProfessionalletsyousaveamaptoalayeredPDFfile.SinceAcrobat6.0,PDFsarecapableofholding
multiplepagesofinformationinthesamespacethroughtheuseofOptionalContentGroups(OCG),
whicharemorecommonlyknownaslayers.LayersinPDFsareverysimilartoMapInfoProfessional
maplayers.
YourPDFnowdisplayslayersinthesameorderasshownintheMapInfoProfessionalLayerControl
window,anditdisplaystranslucency.TheMapInfoPDFPrintersupportsGeoRegistration,whichstores
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theboundsandcoordinatesystemsofthemapviewinthePDFfile.ThePDFfilealsostorestheattribute
dataoftherecordsonthemap.
NewinthisreleasewhensavingtoaPDFfile:
• PrinttoPDF–SelectFile>PrinttoPDFtosaveyourmap,browser,graph,orlayouttoaPDFfile.
ThisoptionissimilartoSaveAs,andgivesyoutheoptiontoconcatenatePDFfiles.
• MapInfoPDFPrintertool–TheMainmenuincludesanewMapInfoPDFPrinter
tool,whichisthe
sameasselectingFile>PrinttoPDFtosaveyourmap,browser,graph,orlayouttoaPDFfile.
• Translucency–YoucancreatealayeredPDFthatincludestranslucentlayersinMapInfoProfessional
10.5.
• PDFPreferences–TheMapInfoProfessionalPrintdialog(selectFile>Print)nowincludesaPDF
buttonthatdisplaysafterselectingMapInfoPDFPrinterfromtheNamelist.Thisbuttonlaunchesthe
PDFPreferencesdialog.Fromthisdialog,youcanmakethefollowingsettings:
LayeredPDF
Selecttosavelayersforamap,asshownintheMapInfoProfessionalLayerControlwindow,tothe
PDFfile.WhensavingaLayoutwindow,eachframe,suchasmapframeandlegendframe,becomes
alayerinthePDF.
GeoregisteredPDF
SelecttostoretheboundsandcoordinatesystemsofthemaporlayoutviewinthePDFfile.
AddAttributedatatoPDF
SelecttostoretheattributedataoftherecordsonthemapinthePDFfile.
AutomaticallyopenthePDF
SelecttohavethePDFfileopenafteritisgenerated.
SelectingtheLayeredPDFoptioninthePDFPreferencesdialogboxenablestheDirecttoDevice
option,anddisablesusingOSBMandEMF.
IfyouselectthePrintusingEMForPrintusingtheOffscreenBitmap(OBSM)outputmethodandlater
onselecttheLayeredPDFfromthePDFPreferencesdialogbox,thentheoutputmethodforcibly
setstoDirecttoDevice.However,disablingtheLayeredPDFoptionresetstheprintoutputmethod
backtoyouroriginalselection,EMF/OSBM.
• ContextSensitiveHelpfortheMapInfoPDFPrinter–ThisversionoftheMapInfoPDFPrinter
includesdocumentationintheformofahelpsystem.Toaccessthishelpsystem,selectFile>Print
andclickPropertiesinthePrintdialogbox.ThisopenstheMapInfoPDFPrinterPropertiesdialog
box,whichnowincludesaHelpbuttononeachtab.
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MapInfoProfessionalletsyousaveamaptoalayeredPDFfile,seePrintingtoaLayeredPDFFile
onpage5.
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