Whenever you add a new parcel in the Text View it will get plunked down in
an arbitrary location in the Plot View. But you don't absolutely have to
zoom out, locate it, then drag it to the proper location, though that is
certainly something that people do. Whenever you leave the Text View and go
to the Plot View the deed you just added is automatically selected (that's
why it's pink). So (with a confident air about you) you can simply "snap"
it to your current location on the map. Just hold down the left mouse
button and the new parcel will come to you, no matter where it's currently
located and no matter where you are positioned on the map.
If you aren't sure about this you can try the following experiment. Go to
the plot view, find a parcel, zoom into it and click on it so it lights up.
Move your mouse to a corner of the screen and hold down the left mouse
button. The parcel with snap to the mouse. Let go of the button and move
the mouse to another corner. Hold down the button and see the parcel snap
to the mouse once more. Now try navigating East or West until the parcel
disappears and try snapping again. Snapping works over long distances. It
works whether the parcel that is selected is visible or not. (If snapping
doesn't work it means that no parcel is selected.)
Also, many folks aren't aware that they can select multiple parcels (by
holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on the parcels), or Select All
parcels (via the Edit menu). You can therefore drag multiple parcels as
easily as a single parcel. Tip: select a single parcel first, then either
select additonal parcels or use the Select All command. The first parcel
you select is the one that controls the position of the dragged group.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter and Connie Bradish" <bradish(a)attglobal.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [DMU] Using Map with Deedmapper
A good point is made below by "jgsull". Does anyone know how to
change the place a plot starts out once you get going with some plots,
add a map and find out the plots aren't near where you want them and
have to move all of them? The new plots seem to continue to show up
around where the previous plots were before you moved them. Not having
to zoom out, find the little pink or maroon plot figure and drag it over
to your area of interest on the map would be nice.
Thanks in advance for any ideas... Peter Bradish
> Sometimes the map shows up in unexpected parts of the entire region.
> Zoom out as far as you can and see if the map is far away from the
> deed plot area.
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