Eye4Software Hydromagic

  Hydrographic Survey Software


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Adding map comments

In Hydromagic, it is possible to add comments or labels to your maps.
You can use comments or labels to, for instance, mark places, or to add extra comments about the map before printing it.
You can place comments using any colour or Windows font, with or without background.


Adding a comment

There are multiple ways to add a comment. You can create one manually from the comment list,
or click on the map to place a comment at the current mouse position.

The easiest way is by clicking on the map. We will demonstrate in a few steps how to do this.

Zoom and pan over the map until you find the position you want to place a comment.
Click the right mouse button, when pointing the mouse to the position, and select the "Add Comment..." option.

The "New Comment" window will appear:

Add map comment

You will notice that the position of the comment is already filled out. In this window, you can add a comment to store with the map.
You can also change the fore- and background colours and the font used to draw the comment on the map.


Comment properties


Latitude and Longitude position

These positions are pre-filled when you create the comment by right clicking on the map. If you are creating the comment from the comment list, the current position is used.

You can change these fields to display the Northing and Easting position using the currently selected local grid (if set), by checking the "Show position in Northing / Easting coordinates" check box.

Comment

Enter the comment here. It will be appear on the map exactly as you entered it in the "Add Comment" dialog.

FgColor

The colour used to draw the text and border. If the transparent option has been selected, no border is drawn.

BgColor

The colour used to draw the text background. When the transparent option has been selected, this values is ignored.

Font

Use this drop down box to select the font for the comment. All installed Windows fonts are displayed. Please note that when the project is transferred to another PC, which does not have this font installed, another font is used.

Size

Use this drop down box to select a font size. You can see the result in the preview pane at the bottom of the dialog.


Saving the comment

After modifying the comment properties, click "OK" to add the comment to the project.
When using the settings from the screenshot above, the comment will be displayed on the map like this:

Sample map comment


Modifying or moving the comment

To modify the comment after you placed it on the map, you can use either the comment list,
or right click on the comment, and select "Edit Comment...", as displayed below:

Modify map comment

To move the comment, click on it and just drag it around on the map. When you release the mouse button, it's new position is saved.
This option will only work, when drag-and-drop is enabled (look for the "lock" button in the toolbar).

Move map comment


Manage comments

To view a list off all comments on the map, you can open the comment list, by right clicking on the "Comments" folder in the "Project Explorer" and selecting "Manage Comments...". From this list, you can remove, add, modify, export and zoom to comments. If the "Project Explorer" isn't visible, you can show it by selecting "Project Explorer" from the "View" menu.

Map comments list