Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Print composer layout changes when converting to PDF

I have the problem of the layout/formatting of my QGIS 2.13.2 in the print converter changing whenever I try to print to PDF Form. In the print converter my layout looks good and the shapefile is at ...
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How to import a Composer Template into QGIS Print Composer?

How can I import a .qpt file into Print Composer (Composer Manager) in QGIS. I've tried saving it in the composer_templates folder but to no avail.
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Rendering layer properties consistently in Print Composer in QGIS

I have created a layer of lat-long coordinates in the map I am working with that. On the map, I can appropriately size the "simple marker" representing each point for a given zoom. However, when I ...
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How can I prevent the scale bar in print composer from bunching up in QGIS?

I'm creating a series of maps in print composer from the same basemap (from the quickmapservices plugin) in QGIS 2.12.2. Sometimes this works, though it only allows the scale to be in metres, feet or ...
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Adding more than one legend in QGIS Print Composer?

I'm using QGIS 2.8.4 and I can't seem to figure out adding more than one legend to my Print Composer. Say I want a larger map and then an inset map -- showing perhaps a different classification/color ...
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How to fill composer map with canvas data and export composition as png using Python script in QGIS

I'd like to create a Python script in QGIS that will take some data (shp + tif, in my example), use tamplate Map Composer (from a file) and export created composition to a png image. With almost no ...
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How can I ensure the image exported from Print Composer is accurate?

I'm using QGIS version 2.12.2, and using print composer to export my map to an image file (I've tried pdf as well). In the print composer it displays fine - just a basemap overlayed with land type ...
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Measuring in Print composer and main layer window in QGIS 2.12.3 does not match

I work on the municipality level and I am composing print maps with scalebar. I noticed, that length (or scale of my maps) is presented different when items are measured in my main QGIS 2.12.3 layer ...
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Changing legend label when cycling through Atlas created with QGIS composer

I have project which gets updated regularly and can have multiple areas which need to be mapped individually to go into separate reports. I generate an atlas in the composer and I have created a ...
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Map composer issue

I am using QGis (latest version, OS X) and whan I create a map on map composer everything works fine. I export the map to pdf file and also goes fine. But when I save and close it and then close the ...
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Creating an Atlas where polygons have the same attribute

I am struggling to create the following Atlas : I have a coverage layer containing polygons. I want to create an atlas where each map contains polygons that have the same attribute vale (blockname). ...
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how to add grid coordinates in QGIS 2.12.0-Lyon in the print composer canvas?

The attached image is the municipal basmap created using QGIS. I was not able to add the grid coordinates in the print composer canvas. How do I add those coordinates?
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Exporting Map from Composer to PDF/PRINT, but all the work disapears

All my work in QGIS is missing when i tried to export via pdf, jpg or impress (including scales, legends, maps, layers, georeferenced photos). I'm not using any "OpenLayers Plugin". I had already ...
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How to position a guide at a specific point in the Print Composer?

Rather than drag guides onto a print composer, I would like to type in a number to set them at a specific point. Is it possible to do this? E.g. I want to make sure I snap objects to margin guides at ...
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QGIS: How to reflect expression based label format in the composer legend

I successfully formatted a label background color based on a CASE expression (linked to the Border color property): CASE WHEN "NextStep" = 'closed' THEN color_rgb(0,0,255) ELSE ...
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How to change a point of an arrow on Print Composer?

To create an arrow on the Print Composer I've used this: qC = QgsComposition(iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer()) arw = QgsComposerArrow(QPointF(0, 0),QPointF(10,10),qC) However, I can't find an ...
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Which expression are working in the HTML frame in QGIS print composer

I'm using the HTML frame in the print composer. I would like to automatically insert data like $scale and the name field of the Atlas layer. Till now I only got the date working ...
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How to show only selected features from a a layer in the QgsComposerLegend?

I have developed a custom qgis plugin. I have a button to export the map canvas in the form of image along with the legend. I came up with the following code for the legend: legend = ...
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Is it possible to create dynamic print templates in Composer? (QGIS 2.8)

I'm trying to create a universal template for different map sizes. Typically, our maps have to fold up to A4 size, which means that the page size is a multiple of A4 in lots of different ...
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Print composer changing orientation when saved to a template

I am having an issue while creating a template. When I save my Print composer to a template for my peers to use, the orientation is not saved. I have changed the orientation from landscape to ...
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Why doesn't the item properties and command history window not open up in QGIS print composer?

When I open a print composer in QGIS, all I see is my map. I do not see the item properties or command history. I can add a legend, scale bar, etc., but I can't edit them. I have not had this problem ...
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Distributing maps at same distante in one axe

I have many maps to put into print composer. I would like to align them at the same distance each other throw vertical axe. Is there tool that align them at the same distance automatically?
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python - Composer plugin menu catch-22

a plugin for the Print Composer checks if the current project has at least one Composer when loading to avoid the error when creating the menu on a Composer that doesn't exist. However, once the ...
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scripted new items don't show up in the “items” panel on Print Composer

I'm working on a plugin to put items (pictures, arrows, labels) on the Print Composer layout. Everything is fine with the exception that once they are drawn, none of these show up in the "items" panel ...
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Creating set of maps (PDF) using QGIS and Python with WMS Data

For a scientific project I am trying to create a set of PDFs in QGIS with a fix layout (in the print composer) but per PDF a) different map item attributes (extents) and b) a QR-code to identify this ...
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python plugin menu action in Composer menu

I'm new developing plugins for QGIS and am working on a plugin to add some pictures on the Composer layout. I think the appropriate place to have the plugin menu action is in the Composer menu where ...
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Messed up frame annotation in map composer

I am trying to create a nice map figure with lat/lon frame annotation with the map composer. I tried following several tutorials on this and technically it works, however my problem is, that the frame ...
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QGIS Print Composer: Make grid lines around single layer?

Using QGIS 2.12, I´d like to know if it´s possible to make grid lines only around a certain map layer instead of the whole worksheet? I prefer having legends and scale bars outside the map, which ...
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QGIS Print Composer: Adjust layer size

I´m using QGIS Lyon 2.12 and am trying to make a map in the print composer with the scale 1:25000 in A4 size. I have drawn the map layer, but the map only covers a small part of the A4 space in the ...
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How to filter the legend according to the current Atlas page?

I filter the legend by map in the map composer. Some symbols must be used for two legend entries, as you can see below. When I start the atlas tool, the legend displays - if the symbol contained by ...
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Pyqgis : how to close composer window?

I would like to load new composers from template files (*.pqt) when I open my plugin. I managed to do it using this helpfull post Programmatically import new composer from template to project using ...
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Zooming in Qgis print composer

Whenever i zoom in print composer it jumps either in or out in steps not smoothly. I can not zoom progressively neither can i choose an area by using the magnifier. I am working on a map of islands ...
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Labelling Issue Red Matrix around Label

I use QGIS 2.12 64-Bit Version on Win7. I have a problem with red matrix wich show up around every label. I want to delete them or make them invisible. It looks like in the following screenshot Does ...
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QGIS 2.12 map composer issue with vectors

i am making a map that includes all kinds of vector layers; the map looks perfect in QGIS 2.12 Lyon as well as in map composer. None of the layers have scale-dipendent visibility; i have the following ...
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Attribute data different for duplicated layer? [closed]

I have a layer that I want to style in different ways for different print composers. When I duplicate the layer it uses the parent shapefile, but changes made to the attribute tables aren't reflected ...
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QGIS: Print Composer Crashes Trying to print sizes bigger than A-3

My problem is that QGIS crashes (and goes out) when I'm trying to print (on paper or to PDF) and it's for sizes bigger than A-3. Here's the basic information: OS is Windows XP Professional SP-3 (32 ...
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QGIS Nautical Chart Symbols for sector lights

This is I know going to be of limited interest to many of you but I teach navigation and I am working on producing test questions and charts for assessing learners knowledge. My problem is solvable ...
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In QGIS, in the print composer screen if you save you work as 'Save as template' how do you reload it?

I have various data that I am using in the print composer to create images and putting them into word. They will be marked soon by my assessor and I will likely go back and improve them, how do I ...
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Adding pictures to Print Composer from paths in table using QGIS?

For each feature I want a picture related to that feature. So its obvious to have written a path in the tables attribute. Then I´ll label that attribute somehow by brackets like [%path%]. But it´s not ...
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Large number of distribution maps - Batch maps / Atlas

I try to make distribution maps for about 500 species. In the orginal file all species / points are in one shapefile, via the tombio productivity tool-pluging I separated the species and created ...
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Adjusting QGIS Print Composer output resolution?

I am using QGIS 2.12. I would like to adjust the Print Composer's output resolution for "Export as Image" and "Export as PDF". The default is 300 dpi, but I would like 600 or 1200. Multiple ...
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QGIS Print Composer: dotted or dashed lines are drawn as solid in the output file

With QGIS 2.12, I am displaying polygon outlines as dotted lines. The Print Composer screen correctly displays those outlines as dots. Here's a screenshot from the Print Composer window, showing ...
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Locking annotations to base map in Pisa Composer?

In Pisa Composer: I am creating a complex geologic map. I created geologic base map and then added annotations (notes, arrows) in Composer. I need to lock the annotations to the base map in ...
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Centrally stored QGIS print templates

In my organisation we would like to have a set of organisation configured print templates. It would be convinient to stores these at some central location so we only have one copy of the templates. ...
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PyQgis: Print Composer using input from several Spatialite-tables

How can I create PDFs out of QGIS using the Print Composer Templates that include a lot of text (from a text-template) and within the text several information comes out of my spatiallite-database. A ...
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Duplicate print composer or use template?

I want to duplicate a print composer in a project to use with a different atlas coverage layer but I am having problems generating the atlas. I have tried to both duplicate the print composer in the ...
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How to set more than one font sizes for a legend item in a QGIS?

I am looking for a possibility to set a second font size for one legend item in QGIS (2.8.1) Printcomposer. For every item (name of a plant) I need a smaler expression in brackets (name in latin). Is ...
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How to create a coverage layer (low overlap & fix scale)

I'm preparing a coverage layer from a linear SHP ( a pipe of 300 km). I use the tool "v.split.length" to cut the original SHP into several sections. In the box "maximum segment length" I manually ...
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Drawing coordinates next to grid crossings in QGIS map composer

In the QGIS map composer, the options to draw coordinates along the grid are great. But is it possible to draw the coordinates to the grid crosses in the map? I can only see options to draw them along ...
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QGIS Map Composer has wrong coordinates

I've been using QGIS 2.10 for a few weeks and have just started trying to export maps using Map Composer. This might be a very common question with a trivial solution but I just can't figure it out. ...