FAQ on myMap.
Article ID: KB100031
Last Modification: April 14, 2017
You can add your own images to maps in one of these three ways:
Insertmenu, select the command
New Image…. A selection window appears where you can navigate to the desired image.
Clip Artsidebar (myMap v.5:
Supplement), then select an image from the clip art library. Drag the image into your map using “Drag and Drop”.
In all three cases, the image is now shown in your map. By using the adjustment handles, you can change the size of the image as desired.
“Drag and Drop” works as follows: Point to the icon of the image file, then press and hold the left mouse button. Move the mouse cursor to the content pane and release the button.
Note: JPEG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats are suitable and recommended. With myMap (PC), you can also insert BMP and EMF. However, this is not recommended as these images will not be displayed on non-PC platforms. EMF files may (and usually do) contain vector graphics.
Map center is a special case: When you release the mouse button during “Drag and Drop” operations while the mouse cursor is over the map center, its image will be replaced. The size of the map center image cannot be adjusted because it is always equivalent to the size of the text for map center. This means the image is shown using a variable aspect ratio, i. e. the image will be distorted in most cases. (Therefore, simple patterns or colors are especially suitable as map center images.)