Feature request #13132

Reference scale

Added by Veronika Madlenakova almost 2 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:07/20/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Target version:Version 2.16
Platform: Resolution:fixed/implemented
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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In other GIS software is possible to set reference scale. It means, that I fix width of line,size for symbols, size for text... This is like freezing the symbol and text sizes used in your data frame.
It's useful to see the map's symbols on-screen at the size they will print. Is it possible to set something like this in QGIS?


Updated by Antonio Locandro about 1 year ago

I think this option is really a good feature to add specially for creating layouts where you need to fine tune the position of labels which often require zoom in to the area and declutter. Trying to do this today and it was one of those things where I just had to open another software to finish the job

Updated by Nyall Dawson 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Target version set to Version 2.16
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

A "magnification" setting has been added in 2.16 to address this use case.

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