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Map grid & guides

When moving objects on a map, their boundaries 'snap' to the nearest 0.5 unit of map measurement. In addition alignment guides are shown to enable grid-like placement if so desired. The guides can be turned of if they are distracting, via View menu, Guides.

From v6.6.2, map view guides have been simplified and improved. Additional guides help to:

Guides look for equal spacing between adjacent sets of notes. If there are two adjacent notes, A — B, and C is then moved next to B, the guide will make the space between B and C the same as the space between A and B.

Guides examine the neighbourhood around notes with a circular shape, looking for other notes that are nearly the same distance from the circular note as the note being dragged.

The guide for centring a note between two other notes formerly considered only the notes closest to the dragged note. It now looks for matches among all pairs in the vicinity of the dragged note.

A Tinderbox Reference File : Windows : Document Window : View pane : Map view : Map grid & guides