Overlaid Graphics dialog
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This dialog is used to configure the Overlaid Graphics object.

An Overlaid Graphics object is a picture that you can place on top of the map.  It can be a logo, a legend, an enlarged part of the map, or any other picture. 

By using Overlaid Graphics objects, together with Text objects, you can design your own layout of the map, tailored to the situation. 

Overlaid Graphics can either be graphics directly from a file (Condes can use bitmap files, Windows Metafiles, and OCAD map files) or it can be a "window" of a map from another canvas.


From where

This is where you tell Condes whether to get the graphics from a separate file, or to use graphics from a map on a canvas

From a file

Use the "Select File…" button to enter a path to the graphics file from which to read the graphics contents.

Use the "Refresh from file..." to refresh the graphics contents if the original file has been updated.

Use the map from a canvas

Use the drop-down list to indicate which canvas to take the map from.

Show the course on the map

Check this box to show the course on the map that comes from another Canvas.  This can be used to show for example an enlarged section of the map with the course - see Adding an enlarged section of a map



From a file:

When you configure the Overlaid Graphics object to use graphics from a file, the contents of the graphics file will be read by Condes, and will be stored in the Condes event file (.wcd).  Please note the following:

  • When you exchange the event file with others, the Overlaid Graphics will be "embedded" in the Condes file so that you don't need to exchange the graphics files separately.
  • The event file will grow in size to hold the graphics contents, and you should be careful not to add too many very large graphics objects.
  • A copy of the contents of the graphics file is embedded in the Condes event file, so when the original graphics file changes, this will NOT be automatically reflected in Condes.   You can use the "Refresh from file" button to read the contents of the updated graphics file into Condes, or you can use "Select File..." to change the graphics to come from a new file.


From a canvas:

When you configure the Overlaid Graphics object to use graphics from a Canvas, the graphics will be updated similarly as the canvas map will be updated.  When you update the map file for the Canvas, the canvas map will automatically be updated, and so will the Overlaid Graphics object that links to the Canvas.



Background

Draw white background

Check this box to draw a white background behind the graphics object.

Scale

Use this setting to control the size of the graphics object, compared with the original size.

You can also scale the size of the graphics by selecting the graphics object, and dragging the corner points with the mouse.

Crop from

Use this setting to control the cropping of the graphics object, from each side.  Measured in mm.

You can also crop the graphics object by selecting the graphics object, and dragging the point at the center of the side.