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#25-Nov-21 13:29


I am using the M9 Build and continue to move my work completely over. I am now reading the manual and have a pretty good understanding of layouts, concepts of Manifolds' developing WYSIWYG capabilities and going to large format outputs and the need for consistency in page setup / printer setup.

I have a map with lots of text (labels) and when I zoom in far enough and set my text sizes correctly things look as expected (See scale before printing image attached).

There should NEVER be line-related labels over Africa for example on my map (See after printing image attached). I would love to be able to manage that scale right through printing and for the most part I am close but some labels are popping up on the output over Africa for example. I can't seem to get my output scale/dimensions correct to stop this.

I know labels that overprint, etc dynamically try and sort themselves out with each other which is very cool but I can't seem to get a small enough scale set on output to reflect the scale I am good with in M9.

I have attached to images, #1 is the in M9 view on screen and #2 the same place from the PDF created. I have used a couple PDF drivers with basically the same result.

I have also attached a dummy .map file which has been cropped to just a small area. The final output of all the data would be a large plot for a wall so I am not restricted by output size. The colors in the map file data are different from the images but the behavior applies.


1. Can I just turn off the label overprinting related behaviors?

2. Can I make the PDF output large enough to reflect the scale in M9?

3. Is there a better way all together?

Thanks in advance.


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#25-Nov-21 17:01

RESOLVED --- I simply remembered to move the countries on top of the lines in my map hierarchy and hide any land-based labels generated from the lines. Wow, too much "Thanksgiving" cheer here in the states.

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