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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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Show layer name in attribute table in print composer?

When adding attribute tables in the print composers it is not possible to distinguish between various tables from various layers; each table is generic and does not indicate which layer the table is ...
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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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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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Resizing the map item in QGIS print composer without changing scale?

Is it possible to lock the scale in the QGIS 2.0.1 print composer? Every time I resize the map, the scale is adjusted. This makes trying out different map layouts really annoying.
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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 set field values as labels in QGIS2 Print Composer

I am mapping the distribution of 325 bird species, displaying circles in the grid cells each species occurs in. The data contains as many duplicates of the NAME as there are cells in which it occurs. ...
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QGIS Python Composer Attribute Table has no content

I add to the composer an attribute table and in this table there is no content. My Code: mapRenderer = self.iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() c = QgsComposition(mapRenderer) c....
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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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Changing Legend Size with PyQGIS [closed]

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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How to sort legend values efficiently in QGIS print composer?

Using QGIS 2.0, I have a vertical color legend for raster values, created in the print composer. I want the values sorted in descending order from top to bottom, which appears to be the reverse of the ...
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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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QGis Print Composer: layer symbology not displayed

Exactly the same as this problem from way back, only I've had this from 1.8.0 to present (2.1.0 master). Yay, symbols: Boo: no symbols, cue MS Paint: Anyone know why this might be or have the same ...
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How to create an extent indicator in QGIS 1.8 print composer?

I'm looking to put an inset map for my main map frame onto my map layout in QGIS print composer. I would like it to indicate the extent and location of the main map on a larger regional map. This ...
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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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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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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 create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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Is it possible to rotate annotation labels in Print Composer?

Is it possible to rotate a labels (not feature labels but manual annotations) in Print Composer in QGIS 1.8?
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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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Printing High Resolution Open Maps?

I hope my question does not silly but I am QGIS rookie and am really struggling to find a solution. I have the added the Google Street Layer to my project on top of which I worked with my points and ...
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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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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 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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Problems printing OpenLayers Plugin Maps To Scale [duplicate]

In the print composer I can print all maps to scale and satisfactory. However, when I add the OpenLayers, usually Bing Aerial, to the project I cannot print it out to scale. I click the scale box, set ...
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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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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 do I get a decent easy to use watermark from an image in Quantum?

Our users need to be able to put a graphic watermark onto maps they create in the print composer. Currently we get them to georeference the image as a raster and then create a transparency. This is ...
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Can you set a QGIS print composer to render the map as default?

I have set up a number of templates for the print composer in QGIS. In the Print Composer, there is the option to have the map image displayed in 3 ways: as a blank rectangle with no updates until ...
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Accessing and/or manipulating table data in QGIS composer label?

When setting up a map to print using the QGIS Composer, how can I insert a label linked to a specific table record? I have been using the latest development build (1.9.0) which has the new Expression ...
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Why does Print Composer take ages “Creating icon for file …”?

Every time I open a Print Composer, a box comes up, and text flashes by saying, "Creating icon for file [various random image files that I have on my computer]". It then pauses, and does it again, and ...
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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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Default settings in Print Composer?

Is it possible to change default settings for things like font for labels in Print Composer? -TVZ
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Can a Print Composer be “dynamic”?

Is it possible to create a Print Composer; then later, after altering the map that it is based on, go back to that print composer and have it show the altered map? In other words, I want to retain 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 - ...
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Why are some SVGs not displayed properly in print composer?

I am having weird problem with adding .svg to qgis print composer. I have done some smaller symbols before in inkscape and they work - however the latest one displayed itself as huge black square. I -...
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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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Is it possible to rotate items in QGIS Print Composer?

Is it possible to rotate items in Quantum GIS Print Composer? I just didn't found and before submit feature demand just double-check this.
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Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer?

Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer, since there is no plugins available yet?
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Map missing in map composer and when printing map?

I am new to QGIS and when I set up a new composer and add a map to the page nothing appears. I have pressed the render button and the up date with no results. When I print the map there is no map but ...
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Is there any extension to “optimize” the creation of maps in QGIS?

is there any extension to "optimize" the creation of maps in QGIS? i searched the repository, but found nothing useful, maybe i searched in a wrong way.. there are some things i am really missing: ...
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Altering composer label items in QGIS with Python

I'm only new to QGIS and Python so this may exists already, and hopefully be easy to do. What I'm hoping to do sometime in the future is build a map book generator using QGIS as the base. In order ...