You can save the map so you can access it at a later time to make changes or to use it in other applications.
Maps are saved in MapViewer in the [.GSM] format. The [.GSM] format is only recognized by MapViewer, and this format preserves the map exactly as it exists on the screen. To save in the [.GSM] format:
Use the File | Save As command. This allows you to save the map to a new name or to specify a file name for an entirely new map. Simply type a name into the File name box and click the OK button. The map is saved with a [.GSM] extension.
When you open a [.GSM] file and make changes, you can save the map to the same file name by choosing the File | Save command. In this case, no dialog is displayed, and the map is saved to the same file name used when you opened the file. Again, this saves the map in [.GSM] format.
For this tutorial:
1. Select the File | Save As command.
2. Select a location to save your file in the left window pane of the Save As dialog.
2. Type the name "My Map" into the File name box.
3. Click the OK button and the file "My Map.gsm" is saved in the current folder. The [.GSM] extension is automatically added for you.
If you are using the demo version of MapViewer you cannot save the map.
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