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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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qgis printcomposer: can I wrap text in attr table?

I have some longish text attributes and when I try and put these on the map using the attribute table they get truncated. Is there a way to get these long lines wrapped.
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How to rotate (svg) symbols in QGIS map composer to match map rotation?

Because of my thesis layout requirements, I have to rotate 270° some of my maps in composer. There are (many) svg smbols (icons), and they are rotated as well. I would like to (non-)rotate them in ...
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How to use a .qpt made in another project?

I'm trying to make maps in print composer of several different projects. I would like the maps to look the same, just for different areas, so I tried to use the .qpt that I made in the first project ...
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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 ...
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How to add a large inset svg or pdf in QGIS 2.3 print composer?

I have a 48x36 wall map that will include 5 large inset maps, the largest of which is almost 11x17. Due to a bug with html annotations, I need to export each inset individually then include them as ...
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Labels disappear zooming IN in Qgis 2.2 Composer?

I have a simple map with a polygon Layer of 2 Polygons. Labeling is turned on, so is the option of "Show all labels for this layer, even if they collide". In the print composer the labels keep ...
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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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How to cycle thru items in print composer?

In print composer I have many items placed on the "paper". These items include borders, one map, bar scale, logo and an arrow. When the items overlap each other I am only able to select the item on ...
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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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qgis2 composer - non-rectangular inset map?

I'd like to have a near-full-page rectangular map object, then add a non-rectangular inset map object with 6 vertices. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this, other than making two actual maps ...
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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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How to define the symbology used in QGIS print composer without using separate styles for screen and print

I use scale-dependent symbols for mapping (rendering Openstreetmap vectors as it happens). For instance paths show up when zoomed closer than 1:50000, but only roads show when zoomed out. The rules ...
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Including two different maps in one QGIS Print Composer

How do I use print composer in QGIS 2.0.1 to produce a final product with two different maps on the same sheet? I can't figure out how to use the 'add a map' button to add anything other than a ...
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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 put a cropped selection of a map into the composer

I have a map canvas and I want to have a portion of that canvas printed. I adjust the canvas window in QGIS to show what I want to print and then add the map to the composer. The results are very ...
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QGIS - Atlas. Outputs missing

This really teases me. Somehow the Atlas-function in Print Composer are missing some of my polygons from my layer, when doing a print. I´ve looked at them once again,- they are there, and the geometry ...
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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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Highlight specific area in a box in print composer

My problem can be easily illustrated by the first picture on this site: http://bitmedia.dk/rentegning-af-kommunekort-til-faktaillustration/ I already have the overall map, but I want to make a box in ...
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Atlas - How to set in rows from table linked to polygonlayer?

I have polygonlayer and a textlayer. The polygons have unique ID´numbers. The textfile also have unique ID-numbers (and therefore possible to join together, yes), but it contains several rows with the ...
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How do I control rendering order of items in composer?

Alternative formulation of the question is: Is there any other way apart from the order of adding items to the canvas of setting the rendering order> The problem is that I want to change the map ...
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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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QGIS print composer error due to Java script problem!

I've been experiencing a problem with the QGIS print composer. I am working on a Linux Ubuntu platform (Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit) and I am using QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. I need to export a number of ...
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How to change QGIS project color space

Is it possible to change the color model of an entire QGIS project from RGB to CYMK? I know that it's possible to change the color models of individual symbols/features (through the style manager), ...
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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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Why does QGIS 2.0 print composer not render the legend names?

I made a map using the print composer in QGIS 2.0. However, in the legend it does not display the name of all the items listed. I have updated the legend items, removed the items and added them again ...
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qgis print composer: more then one “overviews” to show overlap of more then two maps

I have a map composition with 3 pages (maps). I would like to draw the overlapping on every map. So the first map is overlapping the second, and the second is overlapped by the first an the third. ...
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How to export a map to a single page pdf? [closed]

I want to export my 900 x 800 mm map to a PDF file and all I'm getting is a file with 31 page of parts of my map. How do I create a single page - whole map pdf?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the aspect ratio of a map without the scale changing? [duplicate]

The aspect ratio of the map frame doesn't match the contents, leaving a lot of white space inside the frame, even after I've scaled the contents to fill one dimension. When I drag one edge of the ...
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QGIS Composer Prints Blank Page [closed]

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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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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Is it possible to include the Map composer in Sextante for QGIS 2.0?

I would like to solve a problem (Species atlas (how to automate to create on page for each species with QGIS)). To solve it by an other way, I would like to know if it is possible to make a sextante ...
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Inserting attribute table into QGIS Composer is limited to 99 rows

Inserting attribute table into QGIS Composer is limited to 99 rows? Or am doing something wrong? Stems from How to import or incorporate formated Excel tab into QGIS print composer
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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 map....
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How to automatically update coordinates in print composer?

I tried "$x" and "$y" for coordinates but it always give me zero "0" values too, and what I really want is to display the coordinates like in this image.
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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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cannot see map in composer

Sorry if this is a repeat, but I couldn't find an answer here. And sorry if the answer is completely obvious, but I do appreciate your assistance with my first QGIS map. When I try to use composer ...
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How to set layer symbol and layer name side by side in QGIS Composer?

When I add a legend in QGIS Composer, the layer symbols are set below each layer name. Is there any way to have them side by side? This is what I get: "LayerName" [layer name] ~ [layer ...
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Add image from my computer for background in Print Composer?

Add image either by dropdown or icon does not produce any kind of dialog box where I could upload an image. Item properties is checked and showing in the right hand panel, but it's blank (no options ...
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Why does exported map from print composer differ from map canvas? QGIS 1.8.0 [duplicate]

I have a small project consisting of a Google maps satellite open layer with two new shapefiles overlaid on it. I have then used print composer to add a grid and some labels. I have also selected lock ...
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How to access the different panels in QGIS Composer? [duplicate]

I accidentally closed the tabs in composer: Composition and Properties, I think it is called. The question: How can I open them again?
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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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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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Problem with labels on export/print a map (qgis master) [closed]

As you can see on the images below, the labels on the exported map (right) are much bigger then in the original map (left). Same by pdf, image, and vector - export. Whats the problem? Can I fall back ...
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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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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 - ...