Layout Template Advanced Tool
For: MapInfo Pro/MapBasic
Rated: 4 Stars (7 ratings)
This tool provides the user with a quick and easy way to open pre-prepared Layout Designer window templates to use on maps. Templates can contain logos, text place holders and other standard formatting. This tool works with MapInfo 64bit versions only.
The tool allows the user to open a predefined template to use in a Layout Designer window. A Mapper can then be inserted into an empty frame on the template.
Templates can be created in MapInfo using the standard Layout Designer tools and saved a Workspace (*.WOR) file. The templates can contain one or more empty frames which can have a Mapper frame inserted into it when the template is opened. The templates can also contain any number of text placeholders which the tool will prompt the user to enter their own text when the template is opened.
Note this tool has some advantages over the Layout Template tool packaged with MapInfo 17.0. This will generate pop-up prompts for the user to add text into placeholders (like a map title). The tool can also prompt to insert an existing mapper frame into an empty frame on the layout. The tool will also prompt the user to rename the Layout Window title (this will then become the name of an exported PDF).
You can still use the SmartText variables on the Layout Templates. See notes for MapInfo Layout Template Tool.
10th October 2016: A new version has been posted which will work with both MapInfo Pro v15.2 and with MapInfo Pro v16.0.
15th December 2016: New version with minor updates.
16th July 2017: A new version with another minor fix.
10 May 2018: A new version with fixes and updates for MapInfo 17.0. The name has been changed to Layout Template Advanced.
DaveVB (08-22-2018)5 Stars
This is a handy tool and very easy to use. Great job. Thanks very much.
Forsythed (08-15-2018)3 Stars
Sounds like just what I need, but the new version doesn't work with 15.2 - any chance of getting the older version of the code that works with this version?
fgillen1 (02-09-2017)4 Stars
Is there a description for how to install this custom button to MapInfo?
TImBooth (10-16-2016)5 Stars
Have used this function a lot. Is very helpful. So happy you updated it after the version 16 update so that I can use it again. :)
Tom Probert (06-27-2016)5 Stars
Thanks Kalu, nicely done! To everyone looking at this, Kalu provided help. Click on the Help button from within the Tool Manager or look where you unzipped the files.
File name: LayoutTemplateAdvanced.zip
File size: 592KB
File type: zip
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