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is there any extension to "optimize" the creation of maps in QGIS? i searched the repository, but found nothing useful, maybe i searched in a wrong way..

there are some things i am really missing:

  • rulers to place the map-elements,
  • the possibility to use thousand-seperator,
  • the possibility of changing the elements propertiers by right-click-menu or at least in an easier way as at the moment would be pretty nice.

thx for any answer

kreike

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rulers to place the map-elements,

In every map element's settings, it is possible to specify the position by entering the desired values.

the possibility to use thousand-seperator,

If you mean formated numbers in labels, this feature has been added in the latest version (> 1.7.x). Formated numbers can be specified in new label options.

the possibility of changing the elements propertiers by right-click-menu or at least in an easier way as at the moment would be pretty nice.

Right-click in print composer currently locks the element so that it cannot be moved by mistake. All properties are accessible via the panel on the right.

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thx for the fast reply, underdark i already used the positioning-option, but rulers are more "visual" and easier to handle, espacially when the position is meant to be realtive i'm using 1.7.4 and i don't find any place to activate a "Tausender-Trennzeichen" like here -> 123'456 for my nice swiss coordinates. so, thanks a lot kreike –  kreike May 2 '12 at 15:22
    
do you mean for the coordinates of the grid? Print Composer has a lot of potential for improvement but so far no potential sponsor has come forth. –  underdark May 2 '12 at 16:13

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