File | Options

Click the File | Options command to change the program options, such as ruler display or if back up files are created. The File | Options command also controls default line, fill, symbol, font, or digitize format properties. These properties are shared by all objects that use the specific format. For example, if you change the line color, all new axes, line/scatter plots, drawn polygons, lines, etc. will have the new line color. Use the File | Defaults command to change the default properties for basic objects, maps, and legends.


Options Dialog


MapViewer's default settings and advanced options are customized by selecting the File | Options command. By adjusting the settings in the Options dialog, you can customize MapViewer to suit your individual preferences and work habits. The settings are automatically saved and restored whenever MapViewer is restarted. Changes made in the Options dialog affect all subsequent documents.


The Options dialog contains the following pages:



Set the basic window features such as file open/save paths, and undo levels.


Allow MapViewer to automatically check for updates.

User Interface

Set the interface and tab style and help in the Property Manager


Set the selection handle size and tolerance size for selecting objects.


Set antialiasing properties.

Horizontal Rulers and Grid

Control the display of the horizontal rulers and grid.

Vertical Rulers and Grid

Control the display of the vertical rulers and grid.

Default Properties

Sets basic default properties for Line, Fill, Symbol, Font and Label.





See Also

Default Settings