MapInfo Pro

  • 1.  Layout Templates location

    Posted 10-28-2021 09:25
    I thought I would share this customer question:
    I have upgraded to v2021 and my Layout Templates have disappeared! How do I get them back?

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 2.  RE: Layout Templates location

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi John

    The layout templates for MapInfo Pro v2019 are stored in this location:
    %localappdata%\MapInfo\MapInfo\Professional\1900\Tools\LayoutTemplate\Templates\My Templates

    Copy them into this folder and you have them back in MapInfo Pro v2021:
    %localappdata%\MapInfo\MapInfo\Professional\2100\Tools\LayoutTemplate\Templates\My Templates

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data
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  • 3.  RE: Layout Templates location

    Posted 30 days ago
    Thanks for the confirmation Peter.
    Methinks a lot of folk will be needing this information.
    Also handy if you have a lot of Templates that you want to copy to other users (rather than zip each one separately)

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 4.  RE: Layout Templates location

    Posted 30 days ago
    Maybe we could improve the customer experience a bit here.

    How about adding a button in the Template Dropdown, for example, that would allow you to import all the templates from a previous version of MapInfo Pro?

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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data
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  • 5.  RE: Layout Templates location

    Posted 30 days ago
    Yep - that would do it.

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 6.  RE: Layout Templates location

    Posted 9 days ago
    On a similar note, I've just been through the painful process of IT rebuilding my machine, and having first to find all of the saved settings etc.
    It'd be useful to have documentation in one place about all of that. Layouts are part of the picture, as are overall preferences, thematic templates, and custom colours. All the documentation is out there, but not all in the same place (that I found), so one way of just saving everything customisable as a backup would be fabulous.

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    Martin Burroughs
    Oldham Council
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