I am new to QGIS and have a problem that some might be able to help me with.

Background: Windows 10 and all OS is up to date, QGIS standalone version 2.18.13 (64 bit)

Learning tutorial http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/making_a_map.html

When following this tutorial I can get up to step 21 but I can’t get the frame style to show up on the map?

My original post did not mention anything in regards to adding a grid and zebra border I can get that. I don't know how to upload a screen caption but if you would have looked at the link I provided at step 21 you will see a pink rectangular box around the area of Tokyo which is a frame style. This is what and can get.

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    did you mean that you can't figure to add a grid and zebra border to the main map ? please send a capture of your composer. Oct 8, 2017 at 18:28
  • Step 21 is about grids, do you mean step 20 with the overview map which is shown as a transparent red rectangle?
    – underdark
    Oct 8, 2017 at 20:57
  • Yes, step 20 showing as transparent red rectangangle.
    – Mark45
    Oct 8, 2017 at 23:53

2 Answers 2


Follow step by step :

  • Clic on the Map0 in item Panel
  • Open Items Properties
  • Clic on "Overview" arrow
  • Create a new overview by clicking on +
  • Clic on "Draw overview"
  • Set the Map Frame list as Map1
  • See the result

or look at this short video to do what you want

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If you want a frame, this look like this. enter image description here

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