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  • in reply to: Map Tagger formatting #31530
    chass
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    Xavier, that would be wonderful, if you folks could pull that off. And I don’t actually think that it’s “unfortunate” if this doesn’t happen….I date to the era when we did our maps using scribecoat and stick-on type!

    cheers
    Charles Syrett
    Map Graphics

    in reply to: Map Tagger formatting #31418
    chass
    Participant

    Makes sense. It looks like the Tagger tool is constrained by Illustrator’s odd setup of having two different type styles (character and paragraph). The Tagger appears only to use the character styles, which don’t allow alignment to be specified.

    I’ve only recently migrated from FreeHand, and the Tagger tool in FreeHand worked just fine because there was only one set of styles for type.

    Doing a “select all” doesn’t work in my current project, which has a scale of 1:750,000. Any drainage data that gives sufficient detail for the linework also has far too many labels if I try to bring them up all at once. But I wouldn’t want to do that anyway; at this scale, I prefer to name features by choosing them one at a time, rather than by subtracting the ones I don’t want.

    Thanks for your help!

    Charles Syrett
    Map Graphics

    in reply to: Map Tagger formatting #31393
    chass
    Participant

    I’m using the tagger tool simply to click on lakes (and some rivers) that appear as area features, as well as rivers (appearing as line features) – but only so that the names will appear at all, just to save typing by hand. I’m not looking for a default position relative to the feature. I *always* move names around, change sizes, kerning, etc.

    But I’ve also always found that water names are easier to work with when they’re flush left. Using the tagger and changing from centre to flush left is still faster and easier than typing by hand, but I’m hoping that there’s something I’m missing here and that I don’t need that extra step. Thanks!

    Charles Syrett
    Map Graphics

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