Re: [nbos] Some FM8 questions
"Christopher Rodrigues Macias"
Tue Jul 24th, 2007
Hi Mark,

It isn't a perfect solution to your issue (2), but there is an example plugin script (with a toolbar button that activates it) on NOX that you can download that will rotate the selected object 45 degrees. The script is only one line, so it is trivial solution to change it to a 270 degree rotation. The symbols would still need to be rotated after placement, but it reduces that process to a single button click, which can be done immediately after you place each symbol.

FWIW, I haven’t seen the problem you describe in (1). Just tested it on my installation to be sure, and PNG symbols on each layer I tried could be worked on normally.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mark Oliva
Sent: Tuesday, 24 July 2007 7:02 PM
Subject: [nbos] Some FM8 questions

To work myself into FM8, I've been making a large, complex map of a hemisphere. There are some questions to which I find no answers in the large PDF manual or the help program, although they well may be hiding there.

1. It appears that I can work with PNG raster symbols only if they are on the General layer. If they are on another layer, I can't click them, even though that layer is defined as visible and selectable. Is this correct, or am I having some strange problem?

2. The map I'm making at present is on its side (270° angle). It's in portrait format, not in landscape. By putting it on its side, I have more room to work with it on the screen. This always was a standard operation for me with CC2 Pro. Is there any way to automatically set the angle of symbols so that they appear on the map at an angle of 270°? It's a pain in the node to have to do an individual rotate with each symbol I place.

Not a question, but a reurging: I hope you folks can fix the already-discussed problem with the menu settings Map-Map Setup-Width and Height soon. With some dimensions, it can take a long time before one tweaks the unwanted dimension changes FM8 does to really get the dimensions one needs. This bug gets more irritating with each map I try to make.

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