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Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

  • 1.  Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Posted 06-11-2019 19:50
    Edited by Jason Kroeger 06-11-2019 19:50
    Hello people - This is probably the wrong community, though I've been unable to locate any answers elsewhere. Can someone tell me where to find the ruler tool (not the ruler window)? I haven't used the Li360 group for a while, therefore I'm not familiar with the new Knowledge Community. I'm using V17.0.3. Thanks

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    Jason Kroeger
    Spatial Products Lead
    Department of Social Services
    Canberra BC
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  • 2.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Employee
    Posted 06-12-2019 00:50
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    Hi Jason,

    You should be able to find this in the Map Window under OPTIONS >  MAP TOOLS

    Cheers,

    Jon


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    Jon Shiel
    Pitney Bowes Australia
    Brisbane
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  • 3.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Posted 06-13-2019 00:34
    Edited by Jason Kroeger 06-13-2019 00:43
    Hi Jon
    Thanks for your reply, though I require the ruler that is used in the Layout. There used to be such a ruler for the V15.0 32 bit Layout.
    Sorry, I should have been more specific.
    Regards
    Jason

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    Jason Kroeger
    Spatial Products Lead
    Department of Social Services
    Canberra BC
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  • 4.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Employee
    Posted 06-13-2019 01:23
    The ruler used in the Layout window (attached below) in the 32-bit versions of MapInfo Pro is not available in 64-bit version of MapInfo Pro.
    User-added image

    To replicate the same in 64-bit versions of MapInfo Pro, the recommendation would be to setup the grid to the desired size and adjust margins accordingly. (example below)

    User-added image
    You can change the grid size to display in other units by going into Options> System Setting Preferences.
    Also, please note that the grid starts at the margins (not the edge) of the paper.

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    Jon Shiel
    Pitney Bowes Australia
    Brisbane
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  • 5.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Posted 06-30-2020 03:21
    Hi Jon

    I have been using MI since 1995 and I really use it at a very high level. But I'm really battling with my current jump from V11 to the latest version. I am writing a list of things that I can't do after researching them and the ruler tool in the layout window was one of them. Now I have an answer. I can't imagine why it would be taken out!! It is made doubly worse because I can't find where to add the top and side rulers in the new layout window. I'd be grateful for some help.

    Rod

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    Rod Dawney
    Geologist Principal
    AUSMEC GEOSCIENCE
    City East QLD
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  • 6.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Employee
    Posted 06-30-2020 10:31
    Edited by Bob Fortin 06-30-2020 10:32
    Hi @Rod Dawney,

    Can you provide your list of things your can't do either here or privately?

    We on the MapInfo team are very interested to know if there are still gaps or things that are much harder to do in the newer versions of Pro compared to the 32 bit versions. I promise we will take your input seriously.

    -Bob

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    Bob Fortin
    Software Architect and Distinguished Engineer
    MapInfo Pro Development Team
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  • 7.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Posted 06-14-2019 09:01
    I am wondering what you need the ruler for??
    I can think of a few reasons....​

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    John Ievers
    CDR Group
    Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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  • 8.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Employee
    Posted 06-12-2019 01:05
    Hi Jason,

    Welcome to the group, you are at the right place!

    In the 17.0.3 version, we have the Quick Search tool at the top right hand corner. You can type in the keyword and  search any Ribbon commands or tools. It will give you all the options available and the navigation path as well , makes it very easy.


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    Shweta Shukla
    Pitney Bowes Software India
    Noida
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  • 9.  RE: Where's the Mapinfo Pro ruler tool?

    Employee
    Posted 06-12-2019 03:39
    Hi Jason

    Further to the assistance provided earlier, you can also customise either the Quick Access toolbar that sits above the various ribbons or the mini toolbars in the Map & Layout windows that appear under a right-click.
    To customise, simply click on the down-arrow at the R/H end of the Quick Access toolbar at the top L/H side of the screen and choose "More Commands".
    This will take you into a dialog where you can customise the various toolbars in MapInfo (eg. Map, Layout & Quick Access) to include the tools/functions of your preference.
    For example, I have my Ruler tool included in my Map Toolbar so that when I right-click in a map window it is there for me to use, amongst my other favourite map window functions/tools.
    Hope this is of assistance.

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    Tony Maber
    Location Analytics & Data - PreSales
    Pitney Bowes
    Sydney - Australia
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