Is it possible to create a symbol in MapInfo that uses text with a shape in the background?
So then I just need to change the text for each icon?
Here's the outcome I want (this is in QGIS using point-displacement)
Fully Zoomed out
Zoomed in to town
=== UPDATE ===
With Peter's suggestion to use Labels I can get it to display reasonably well but I can't change the background color of some of them and more importantly I can't display a proper label for the point when zoomed in.
In the above the Muesuem and Library for ex should be brown and the courhouse blue.
I can do a label overide to show the name of the point at a zoom level but then the icon doesn't show unless I duplicate the data (which is not ideal).