Export to Fixed Scale - If you choose the option to export to a particular scale, the generated
PDF file will have the specified scale. The specified export bounds will be adjusted around
the selected center point to have the scale specified.
Margins - This section allows you to setup the size of the white margins around your data
Header - Allows you to specify a header text to draw in the top margin of the output file.
Footer - Allows you to specify a footer text to draw in the bottom margin of the output file.
Layer Naming - This section controls how layers in the created PDF will be named. You can access
PDF layers in the Acrobat Reader
Use Feature Type/Description as Layer Name - The feature type name/description will be
used as the layer name in the PDF file.
Use Source File Description as Layer Name - The Control Center layer name for the layer
that the feature is in will be used as the PDF layer name.
Point Symbol Scaling Factor - Specifies the scaling factor to apply when rendering point symbols to
the PDF file. For example, use 2.0 to double the size of your point symbols in the final PDF file, or
0.5 to make them half the size.
Label/Font Scaling Factor - Specifies the size scaling factor to apply when rendering feature labels
to the PDF file, allowing you to easily grow or shrink all labels written to the PDF file. For example,
use 2.0 to double the size of your labels in the final PDF file, or 0.5 to make them half the size.
Use JPG Compression for Raster Layers - Specifies that any raster layers exported to the PDF will
be compressed in the PDF file using JPG compression. While there may be a slight loss in quality by
using this option, the resulting files are typically much smaller and in most cases you cannot notice
any loss in quality, so it is recommended to use this option.
Combine Raster Layers into a Single PDF Layer - Specifies that if multiple raster or gridded
elevation data sets are involved in the export, they will be combined into a single layer in the
generated PDF file rather than each staying in a separate layer in the created file. This will result in
smaller files, but you won't be able to individually turn different raster files on and off when viewing
the PDF file.
Embed Fonts - Specifies that any fonts used that might not be on every system will be embedded in
the PDF file. Using this option will basically guarantee that your text will display the same on any
system, but unless you are using an unusual font the increase in PDF file size might not be worth it as
most users would have your font anyway.
If any of the point features being exported contain an attribute with LINK in the attribute name and a value
either pointing to a valid web URL or a local file, then a clickable hot-spot will be embedded in the generated
PDF file allowing you to click the location and pull up the web page or file from inside Acrobat Reader.
The Gridding panel allows the user to split up the data into regularly spaced tiles on export if desired rather
than just exporting a single file.
The Export Bounds panel allows the user to select what portion of the loaded data they wish to export.
Note: Only registered users of Global Mapper are able capture the screen to an image file.
Export Raster and Elevation Data
The commands on the Export Raster and Elevation Data submenu allow the user to export loaded raster and
elevation data to various formats.
Export Arc ASCII Grid Command
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