I've used various versions of qgis to make maps and never had a problem scaling them until now.

My system updated, including my version of qgis which has the scale option but doesn't apply it to the map when clicked on.

Any suggestions, or is this a glitch in the software??

  • Could you describe more exactly, what you mean by "scaling the map"? – Erik Jan 17 at 17:00
  • I'd like to scale the map, so say 1:25 000, or 1:500. QGIS used to allow this but the new version doesn't, even though it has the scales which you can pick. – steve williams Jan 17 at 17:06
  • Can't you change the map scale from the map object properties like so? – Gabriel C. Jan 17 at 18:24
  • QGis still allows to set a scale for the map element, it did all the time through 2.18 and now 3.4. – Erik Jan 18 at 8:05

QGIS 2.18 does allow you to change the map scale in the print composer. Simply go to item properties and type in a new value in "Scale" box. You may have to click the "update preview" button to see the change.

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This screenshot is from version 3.4, but it worked the same in 2.18.

Please note: 2.18.20 is not "the new version of QGIS." It's not even the latest sub-version of the old long-term release (LTR); the latest sub-version of the old LTR (2.18) is 2.18.27. The current LTR is 3.4.3.

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