Copan for Windows
Viewing and Printing Graphics
Whenever a coordfile is open in Copan, it is displayed in the main graphic window.
You can view — or print out — any portion of this file at almost any scale.
1. To Pan Around a Graphic Display
- If you have a mouse wheel, hold it down and drag it around to pan around.
- Alternatively, use the scroll bars or scroll arrows to pan around.
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2. To Zoom Into and Out of a Graphic Display
- If you have a mouse wheel, spin it to zoom in or out, or double-press it to zoom to the full spatial extent of the file.
- Alternatively, use the Zoom In, Zoom Out and Zoom to Extents items under the Viewing & Printing menu for their associated tasks.
Note that Zoom In requires you to drag a rectangle over your intended target area.
3. To Pan and Zoom Into a Specific Point
- Viewing & Printing | Zoom To Point...
- Enter the Point number, or the coordinates of the desired location.
- Optionally, choose how many times you wish to Zoom in.
The display will then be centered on, and zoomed into, the given point.
4. Filtering and Hiding
To view a specific subset of points, Viewing & Printing | Filter Points...
(see § Point Filters).
And to view all the points, even when a filter is set for some other purpose, Viewing & Printing | Unfilter Points.
To always view all points when a filter is set for another purpose, Program | Settings... | General...
(see § Program Settings) and check Ignore filter when viewing points under Logistics.
To turn off all points temporarily (perhaps when they are obscuring some linework), Viewing & Printing | Hide Points,
and to turn them on again, Show Points.
5. To Print a Graphic Display
Assuming you have the desired graphics within view, and assuming your computer has access to a printer...
Choose Viewing & Printing | Options... to open a Viewing and Printing dialog.
Select your preferred Paper Units — millimetres, centimetres, or inches — and enter the appropriate Model-to-Paper Units Conversion Factor.
This pair of choices should ensure that graphics are printed true to any specified scale.
- if coordfile units are metres and paper units are centimetres, the conversion factor should be 100 (1m = 100cm)
- if coordfile units are feet and paper units are inches, the conversion factor should be 12 (1ft = 12in)
- if coordfile units are metres and paper units are inches, the conversion factor should be 39.37008 (1m = 39.37008in), the Factory default
Unless your coordfile or paper units change, you'll never need to repeat that part of the process again.
Choose Viewing & Printing | Page Setup... to open a standard Page Setup dialog.
Select various Paper, Orientation, Margins, and Printer options.
Unless your Page Setup choices change, you only need to repeat that part of the process once each program session.
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Choose Viewing & Printing | Print... to open a special Print dialog.
Select which Region of the Source Map to print — just the Current View or the Whole Map — and select the Scale of the Printed Map — Adjust to fit page or Fix at 1: whatever scale you enter.
The first time you wish to print any graphics after starting Copan each time, you must choose Page Setup... and click OK before you actually choose Print... — even if you don't change anything.
You can obtain the best fit (i.e., the largest map for a given page) if you manually create a match between the shape of the main Copan program window and the orientation of the page in Page Setup — both landscape-shaped or both portrait-shaped.