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Publishing Large Map on Web Page
Feb 17th, 2017, 7:11pm
 
I've created a large map pf notes grouped by topics, that requires much horizontal and vertical scrolling to view. Can I publish it as a web page that can also be scrolled in a browser? If so, how?
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Reply #1 - Feb 18th, 2017, 3:54am
 
If is currently not possible to export a map in HTML form. If you export the Map view as an image (Edit menu, 'Copy view as image') you get a vector graphic of the whole map (even if not currently visible. If you paste the data into a bitmap editor the data is rasterised, but if you go to preview and make a new image from the clipboard (or paste into Illustrator or such) you've a vector image.

It's not my exact area of expertise, but I'm guessing the vector data could be saved to SVG and thus embedded in a page.
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Reply #2 - Feb 18th, 2017, 9:23am
 
Dear Stein,
I would like to offer a suggestion to visit
[Making and using a Tinderbox imagemap].

[http://mapself.com/index/Pages/BoxPressLearningCenter/BoxPressTutorial/AddingHTMLimagemaps/MakingandusingaTinderbox.html]

Good luck with BoXPress. Yours, WAKAMATSU  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2017, 11:32am
 
Mark,

Thanks for the suggestions. I wrestled with the sequence until I discovered that I had go to Preview/File/New from Clipboard to see and save the PDF file. Just what I needed!

Henry
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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2017, 11:37am
 
Wakamatsu,

I downloaded and opened BoxPress, but the instructions seem unclear about how to convert a Tinderbox map into a PDF file. Are there specific instructions about how to do this?

Henry
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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2017, 12:44pm
 
No, it is as you describe. Choose your Map, then use Edit menu-> Copy View As Image (Cmd+Shift+C). In Preview, use file menu -> New from Clipboard (Cmd+N) and the image appears a Preview document.  At this point the data is still vector (i.e. scalable). Saving as a PDF will preserve this. To rasterize, save as a PNG.

Or, you can paste from the clipboard direct into a vector (Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, etc.) or a raster (Photoshop, Graphic Convertor, Gimp, etc.) image editor.

Note that not all elements of the map visual survive. I don't have a list but IIRC drop shadows and gradients may not persist. I suspect thinks like some of the newest display features list map container graphs may have light testing for export so YMMV.

I looked at this (http://mapself.com/index/Pages/BoxPressLearningCenter/BoxPressTutorials/Tutorial...) BoxPress page but essentially it refers to styling a map view in Tinderbox then exporting via the Edit menu as above.
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