The original template
has a large main viewport with adjacent arrows around
its edge, and a title block with
placeholders you can change.
The template contains
three types of objects:
- The large rectangle on the left side
of the page layout is the main viewport. It will display a single
map tile in
the map book.
- The gray polygons around the edge of
the main viewport are adjacent arrows.
They will contain the names of adjacent tiles in the map book, so the
user can find the next section of the map in any direction. The
adjacent arrows are separate objects and do not move with the main
viewport. You can move them manually. However, they link to the
adjacent map tiles automatically. You do not have to connect them
- The title block contains placeholder
text that you can change. Some of the text is created from variables,
which update automatically when you save the map file that uses
this template. For example, the Filename tag uses the name you give
to the saved map file that uses this template.
To adjust the main viewport and the adjacent
- Click the frame of the main viewport
once to select it.
- Drag the blue squares to resize the viewport.
- Click again to set the new size. Press
Esc when you are finished.
- To move an adjacent arrows after
you resize the viewport, click the arrow once to select it.
- Drag the arrow to a new location and
click when it appears in the desired spot. Press Esc to deselect
The viewport was resized
and the adjacent arrows were
- Do not save the template yet. Leave it
open for the next exercise.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 3: Modify the title block