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Changing the default formatting for topics and elements

Once you have a topic or element formatted in Map View you can save its settings to be used as the default formatting for new topics, boundaries and relationships. The default formatting determines how an element will look when it is first added to the map. These defaults will also immediately apply to any existing topics and elements on the map that use the default formatting.

To change the default format:

  1. Select a topic, boundary, or relationship whose formatting you want to use as a default.

  2. Choose Format > Set as Default Format to save the current formatting as the defaults.

You can define the default formatting for the following:

  • main topics.

  • subtopics (by level, up to 4 levels).

  • floating topics and their subtopics (by level, up to 5 levels).

  • callout topics and their subtopics (by level, up to 5 levels).

  • boundaries.

  • relationships.

Any existing topics or elements that have not been individually formatted will reflect the new defaults.

The initial formatting defaults for topics and elements are derived from the underlying Map Theme. To learn more about Map Themes, see the Related Topics below.

Related Topics

About Map Themes

Choosing a Map Theme for your map

Creating a custom Map Theme

Creating a custom Map Template

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