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MapInfo Monday: Zoom to Previous View

  • 1.  MapInfo Monday: Zoom to Previous View

    Posted 10-19-2020 04:48
    When working in map windows in MapInfo Pro, I often find myself trying to get back to an earlier map extent (zoom and center).

    You can use the command Previous View to return to the view before your current view. This can be found on the Map tab in the Navigate group and you can also access it from the Map context menu via right-click. And you can use the Alt+Left Arrow shortcut key for it too.

    But this only lets you switch between the current and the previous view. You can't go further back than the most recent view.

    But there's an add-in for that. In the MapInfo Marketplace, you can find the tool ZoomHistory by @Kalu Ribush.

    Click the Install button in the MapInfo Marketplace to download, install, and run this tool. It will when loaded add two additional commands to the Map tab in the Navigate group: Step Back and Step Forward.

    Now you can step through your zoom history at will.

    Do you have an add-in for MapInfo Pro that you use regularly?

    #MapInfoMonday is your weekly little tip​ to help you get more from your MapInfo Pro.


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    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data
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