Re: [nbos] [FM] Symbols: sorting and scaling them
Wed Oct 31st, 2007
On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 01:23:41PM -0400, Del Rio wrote:
> Questions about FM 8.01...
> 1. If you have overlapping symbols that have been incorrectly
> placed so that the "upper" (more northern?) symbols overlap the
> "lower" (more southern?) ones, rather than vice-versa, is there
> a way to auto-sort them, so they neatly overlap south-to-north?

I asked this myself a week or two ago. It does not yet exist in FM7,
apparently not in FM8. I expect -- when I get time -- to write
something that'll allow you to sort selected objects from north to
south (and west to east, if you have them at the same NS position).

I'd *like* to have it configurable, or a single routine that takes an
argument indicating sort gravity. That's the second test.

> 2. Is there a way to apply a fixed scaling to symbols, so that
> they don't become different sizes if you apply them to the map
> while at slightly different zoom levels?

I can't help you here. You could perhaps selec the symbols applied and
set the scaling after the fact, I think.

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