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 main project and then open it again and then open the map composer that I saved, that map does not show anymore. However, I can still export the map but when it comes to editing I can't because everything is white. The commamd history appears empty. When opened on another computer (PC version) with a different version of QGis works fine. Here is the printscreen of my issue.

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You probably have rendering set to Rectangle. It can be changed in map properties. Select your map item and in right panel go to Item properties --> Main properties there choose Render and hit Update preview.

  • I am sorry but I have my qgis in portuguese. Can you please printscreen? Sorry and thanks. Jan 18, 2016 at 16:30
  • see screenshot here: link. Also you can change language localisation in main QGIS configuration. If you change it to english it will help you for works with forums, tutorials etc
    – Oto Kaláb
    Jan 18, 2016 at 18:30
  • yeah it was helpful thank you. i didn't know i could mark it. that's my first time using this forum edit: accepted Jan 20, 2016 at 13:38

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