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How can I print a map with qgis to a specific scale? E.g. I have a map of Austria (projection: albers equal area) and want a printout on paper at 1: 3000000?



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When you add the "map" object in the composer, select item, enter the "item" tab and select the scale you want.

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Giovanni, thank you very much . I works fine (I was trying to do the job via the scale-bar ) – Kurt Feb 4 '12 at 20:22

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