Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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How to access and/or manipulate table data in QGIS composer label?

When setting up a map to print using the QGIS Composer, how can I insert a label linked to a specific table record? I have been using the latest development build (1.9.0) which has the new Expression ...
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How to center a map in Print Composer to the same center as in map window?

I can't figure out how can I center the map in Print Composer to layer/object/map center in the same way as in map window in QGIS 1.8. Let's say I have layer which I want have in the center of the ...
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QQIS composer: Using bold and normal text styling in a label at the same time?

I am writing text explanations for map symbols and need to write three lines for each symbol - basically explaining the same thing in three different languages. I'd like to bold the main language - ...
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How to create an extent indicator in QGIS 1.8 print composer?

I'm looking to put an inset map for my main map frame onto my map layout in QGIS print composer. I would like it to indicate the extent and location of the main map on a larger regional map. This ...
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QGIS - Changing Legend Size with Python

In QGIS, I use the python console to generate image files through the composer. In particular, I am creating a map with a legend. The legend is too big. It occupies about 1/8 of the image. I would ...
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How to print selected features in QGIS?

I have a detailed map in qgis (vector, .shp) and I would like to split the map in four parts based on attributes to print each part of the map separately. Unfortunately, I didn't figure out how to do ...
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How to create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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How to resize the map item in QGIS print composer without changing scale?

Is it possible to lock the scale in the QGIS 2.0.1 print composer? Every time I resize the map, the scale is adjusted. This makes trying out different map layouts really annoying.
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How to create halo for a text in the composer

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Thank you
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How to import or incorporate formated Excel tab into QGIS print composer

I would like to know if there's a way to import formated Excel Tab into QGIS print composer. Below is an attachment of formatted Excel tab example I has been asked to display on qgis map composer. ...
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Default settings in Print Composer?

Is it possible to change default settings for things like font for labels in Print Composer? -TVZ
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How to create a printable data sheet when using edit widget “value realtion” in QGIS 2.0?

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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Continuous color band for a raster legend in QGIS composer legend

I'm looking for a way to insert continuous colour legend for a raster layer. I managed to create discrete symbols with values along the bar, but I would like to have a continuous bar with some values ...
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Printing/exporting WMTS tile layer with desired resolution / zoom level in QGIS

I have a project which uses WMTS and some vector layers in QGIS. I can freely zoom in and out, and tiles are refreshed with appropriate zoom level, just as expected. Now I would like to export part ...
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Can you set a QGIS print composer to render the map as default?

I have set up a number of templates for the print composer in QGIS. In the Print Composer, there is the option to have the map image displayed in 3 ways: as a blank rectangle with no updates until ...
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Can a Print Composer be “dynamic”?

Is it possible to create a Print Composer; then later, after altering the map that it is based on, go back to that print composer and have it show the altered map? In other words, I want to retain the ...
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Adding a Second Map in QGIS Composer

I am working with QGIS Composer 2.0 and I would like to add a second map. What I would like to do is to have a main map that takes up the majority of the print area. This map, Main Map, will have ...
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How can I display a spatialLite view in a custom data sheet with print composer

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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QGIS; Is it possible to show layer name in attribute table in print composer?

When adding attribute tables in the print composers it is not possible to distinguish between various tables from various layers; each table is generic and does not indicate which layer the table is ...
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QGIS 2.0 Atlas Generation: Can I force the selected feature to be the last one rendered

I have a layer with a number of features that represent zones which share some boundaries with others. I am using Atlas generator to produce a set of maps, one for each zone extent. The zones are ...
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Can I Turn Off or Remove Map Layers in QGIS Print Composer

The title pretty much says it all. I have a base map in QGIS that I am using with several Print Composers. In one of the Print Composers, I don't want one of the layers to show up. Is there any way ...
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Where do I find additional instructions for QGIS print composer?

QGIS Print Composer has numerous complex interacting features. Scale vs paper size vs map extent vs QGIS main window map extent - locked layers - resolution - map rendering level (i.e. the scale used ...
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Part of layer cut/disappears after exporting to pdf in QGIS

This is driving me crazy. The picture says it all: [ http://oi60.tinypic.com/2m5fbd1.jpg ]. You can see whole layer in QGIS browser and Composer, but when i export to pdf some layers are cut. I have ...
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Alternating ESRI scale bars in QGIS

I'm a recent convert to QGIS from arc and think it's amazing, so much more efficient and usable. It also doesn't crash constantly which helps me keep some of my sanity. I was having issues finding ...
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Modifications to labeling engine is not supported in the QGIS composer?

I' using QGIS 2.0 but this problem was also present in Qgis 1.8. I have a truetype font of freeway symbols that I use to label polylines. Each symbol requires between 3 font characters to display ...
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How can I set a specific meter scale in the print map composer?

I am making a map for an orienteering class at the environmental education center that I work at. In order for us to easily calculate the distance between orienteering points, I need the scale to be ...
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Why do Print composer templates not save my maps in their entirety?

I have been using QGIS and its various updates in a limited way to make maps for a few years now, but I have always had the same problem with the Print Composer. I make my layered maps with grouped ...
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How to control road labels in Atlas QGIS 2.0?

I'm producing map books for our water assets. These books are taken out into the field by the workers so they can see where various 'things' are for the work they need to undertake. There are over 200 ...
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Why are some SVGs not displayed properly in print composer?

I am having weird problem with adding .svg to qgis print composer. I have done some smaller symbols before in inkscape and they work - however the latest one displayed itself as huge black square. I ...
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QGIS : launch Atlas composer generation from command line

I am using QGIS 2.2 and have configured a composer with atlas generation. I would like to launch this atlas generation every day. The idea is to write a batch and launch it with a cron. Is it ...
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How to bring feature selection into Printing Composer?

I'd like to make maps of Finland's municipalities. Our National Land Survey provides data I can make into a Shapefile, and when a municipality is selected in QGIS/Identify Features, three different ...
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QGIS Labels: letter or word spacing ignored after export

My line label have letter spacing of 3px (Layer Properties -> Labels -> Text -> Spacing -> Letter). In print composer everything is drawn like I want it but after export to svg, pdf, or image the ...
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Exporting a QGIS layout with Addition on layers

I've been playing around with an approach in QGIS that uses Addition between the layers I'm mapping to build a tri-variate composite colour map - an example is here in the QGIS Flickr pool: ...
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How can i add a north arrow in QgsComposition?

I'm trying to add an svg image of north arrow in QgsComposition using this code: mapRenderer = iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() theComposition = QgsComposition(mapRenderer) ...
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How do I set the composer layout units to inches?

I open an new composer and select ANSI A for my paper. The notation after the name is "Letter; 8.5inx11in", but the width and height are displayed in mm, and the units selection is grayed out, so I ...
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QGIS Composer Prints Blank Page

I am trying to print a map that I have made in QGIS print Composer. When I try to print the map or export it to a PDF (or any other format) as a raster all I get is a blank page. When I try to print ...
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Problems printing OpenLayers Pluggin Maps To Scale

It the print composer I can print all maps to scale and satisfactory. However, when I add the OpenLayer, usually Bing Aerial, to the project I cannot print it out to scale. I click the scale box, ...
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Preserving formatting of Scales & Legends in Templates

My QGIS templates don't seem to preserve the formatting of my scales or legends. Is there a way to save these so they don't have to be redone each time? (I'm doing a series of maps that will be the ...
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How to add pages in print composer

Is it possible to add more than one page to one QGIS print composer Project? For example one sheet for the map and another sheet for the legend ans some other informations. Thanks in advance, Patrick
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Creating a custom attribute table in qgis print composer

is it possible to arrange header and content of an inserted attribute table in qgis print composer? I want to create a custom datasheet with a small map and listed feature information as follows: I ...
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Techniques for Filtering the Attribute Table in QGIS's Print Composer

For the legend of a trail map I'm working on I'd like to show the trails and their lengths. I have this data in the table. The problem is that not all of the features (lines) have a name or length. ...
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How to add the current document path on Print Composer?

I'm trying to demonstrate to my company that we can begin using QGIS in conjunction with (and sometimes even instead of) ArcGIS and MapInfo. I've started setting up some layout templates but have run ...
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Programmatically load composer from template and generate atlas using pyQgis

I Am trying to build a plugin to load a print composer from file, generate an atlas and export to image. So far I have been successful in loading the template and exporting it to image. I have been ...
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How do I get a decent easy to use watermark from an image in Quantum?

Our users need to be able to put a graphic watermark onto maps they create in the print composer. Currently we get them to georeference the image as a raster and then create a transparency. This is ...
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How to export a high-res world map image?

I'm trying to get some (very) large world map images (think 10k x 10k pixels etc), but can't seem to do it with QGIS, and would appreciate any help. Manually adding smaller images to a larger one ...
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How to programmatically export a composition as image?

QGIS Print Composer has tool "Save As Image" and I found appropriate function in QGIS source code exportCompositionAsImage. Is it possible to get access to existing Print Composer from Python console ...
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Can I offset the map frame in the composer?

I have a map frame in a layout in which the map fills the frame. If I check the frame property checkbox, there is no whitespace between the contents and the frame. Is there a way to offset the frame? ...
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qgis printcomposer: can I select features whose attributes to show

I am using the atlas to generate a number of maps. Each map is of a particular zone represented by a multiline vector layer. I have another layer with point data and each map has an attribute table ...
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Draw Vertical Line QGIS Composer

Is there a way to draw a perfectly vertical line in QGIS's Composer. I wanted to created a visual separator between two elements for aesthetic reasons. I've tried the arrow tool, removing the arrow ...
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draw extend of print composer map as rectangle in canvas

After defining the extend of my printed map in the printcomposer I can show the map center in the canvas by hitting "view extend in map canvas". So far so good. But is it also possible to show the ...