Feature request #12650

atlas - export only certain pages

Added by Jesse McMillan almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:04/26/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Description

I would like the ability to export only certain pages from an atlas.
For instance:I have an atlas with 149 pages, and I update pages 3,5,7-10. I would like to export those pages for reprint to a single PDF. Exporting the entire 149 again to print just those is time consuming, but if I could just export the 6 pages I updated it would be great.

buttons-1qgis.PNG (4.8 kB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 pm

buttons-2arcgis.PNG (8.5 kB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 pm

export-arcgis.PNG (12.6 kB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 pm

History

Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 2 years ago

  • Category set to Map Composer / Printing
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

In the atlas option there is the one that allows you to filter (by expression) what you want to print. Isn't this what you look for?

Updated by Jesse McMillan almost 2 years ago

not exactly. I mean you could use it for that but it's relatively labor-intensive for such a simple task.
I've been using:
"featurenumberfield" IS '1'
OR
"featurenumberfield" IS '72'

etc... but it's not as easy as it could be.

For instance, compare qgis:

vs. arcgis (sorry! I hate making that comparison)

note how arcgis lets you go straight to the page you want to look at / export.
in qgis if I want to go to page 78 I have to hit the next arrow 77 times if you don't know how to use expressions.

Also, when exporting in arcgis:

That's what I'm looking for. I can enter page numbers to export and only export those pages in the "page range" field.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open
  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have

That's what I'm looking for. I can enter page numbers to export and only export those pages in the "page range" field.

it makes sense.

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