Feature request #14069

Composer: Add a "Pick extent" tool to copy an extent from a map item to another one

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Open Start Date:01/07/2016
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Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Let's say you have a multi page print composer with many map items showing the same extent.
And you then realise that the extent was wrong and should be changed.
Using "View extent in map canvas" > "Set to map canvas" doesn't always (should I say will never) help you get the extent that fits your needs on other map items.
The only thing you can do in QGIS is to copy paste each of the four bounds values to the properties of each map item. (Maybe using this nice and cool stuff of "Variables" can do it but I'm not sure everybody can easily use it currently)

As the "Pick color" tool does work, it'd be nice to have an obvious and simple "Copy map extent" tool that will paste the desired extent on the other map items.


Updated by Harrissou Santanna over 1 year ago

I didn't mention it but "copy paste the map item" is not a solution because each map has already his set of locked layers, they may not have the same position nor size (or any other map item property). The only main thing they share is the extent.

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