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For example, if a property is selected, the information is printed onto the following page.
Can I make a template that DOES NOT print information, even if the user has selected an object?
Because it would be easier to tell the users to use the print template without the information than it would be to remind them 800 times to deselect before printing.
It doesn't help that print previews DO NOT display the additional pages, so some users don't realise their map has 4 additional pages when they hit print, and are then sending it to the printer or emailing personal information out of the office.
Print Templates need a lot of work. Yes we have this same issue as well and have to tell users to print the first page only from any resulting PDF out of SSA.
And @Rebecca Marks? if you can excuse me hijacking this thread, it seems like a good place to add another Template gripe.
The ability to for the user to deselect items out of the displayed legend would be handy as well. As an example we have in our water layers a layer which displays valve by type with varying symbology. Its rare to have more than 2-3 valve types in any standard property view 1:500/1000 scale, yet SSA displays in the legend every type that is present in the file. This is bad cartographic practice, it would be nice to have much more granular control with all aspects of map templates.
Gripe away, feedback gets results
Adjustable legends would be handy, my director doesn't use the template that has a legend because they're too messy
The print template definitions have two XML tags in them by default called "show-callout-info" and "show-fmn-results". They are added to every print template and set to true. You can edit the XML to set these to false to prevent map information or find nearest results showing on subsequent pages. The templates are normally located here
C:\Program Files\Pitney Bowes\SpectrumSpatialAnalyst\customerconfigurations\analyst\printtemplates
Unfortunately it is not possible to define this when designing the template in admin console. We will be revisiting the entire admin console in the 2019 releases to redevelop it and align it with Spectrum Spatial Manager, so will look at a new/better template designer and UI for this.
So I tried editing the XML and it doesn't work. I'm not surprised though as I currently have print templates that shouldn't have legends but they still print legends.
Is it just the XML file I need to edit or have I missed a step?
Hi Rebecca - it seems there is a bug and the two settings for "show-callout-info" and "show-fmn-results" are not being honoured even if they are manually edited and set to false.
I have raised a bug for this and we can fix it in the next release. The fix is in the Typescript of SSA only so we can also provide a hot-fix in the meantime if you wish. Please let me know.
I was able to crate a template that did not include a map legend and it worked fine - the legend was not shown. If you continue to have issues with a legend showing when it shouldn't I suggest raising a tech support case and sending the XML print template.
I may be misunderstanding this thread, but you can set up PDF print templates that do not include map legends. I have many such templates in use now.
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