can't view all of my map

Having discovered that I can't resize the map area so the 'old' bit of the map stays in the north west (i.e top left) corner of the map area, I took matters into my own hands and deleted all the map borders and those green lines that surround the map itself.

I then drew the lower bit of the map. In terms of practically I wanted to group the mass of the bits of land to make it easier when placing terrain and mountains. This is when I hit a problem - I selected the Land sheet only to find the original map Land showing. I'm attaching the FCW in case anyone can unpick the mess I'm in.


  • LoopysueLoopysue ProFantasy 🖼️ 39 images Cartographer

    Hi Helen :)

    At this stage, where none of us know what extent or position everything should be in the map it might be easier to make a new HW map of the correct extent and then copy the details you want from the old map across to the new empty map. You can position everything as you paste it then. Be careful to only have the things you want to keep still visible as you copy. Hide things like the map border, screen and background before you copy from the old map.

  • I'll try that now. Thanks

  • This forum is an absolutely wonderful resource. It never fails to amaze me the depth of the collective knowledge and it's freely given.

    Thank you to everyone!

  • just one more 'how come' and I'll be out out of your hair. the screenshot is showing effects ON but the majority of the color key sinks to below the Land despite me making sure that I was on Land before drawing anything. How come?

  • The LAND Sheet has no Color Key effect on it, and neither does the COASTLINE Sheet, on which the magenta patches have been drawn. In fact, no Sheet in this FCW has a Color Key effect on it currently. I also note a couple of those magenta patches are on the MERGE Layer - you DO NOT want them on that one!

  • that is why then! Thanks @Wyvern . I'll fix them later.

  • I don't know what to say except that I restarted a new HW map and while the background sheet is turned off for ease of seeing the line I have got three bits of land, and one pink shape. Effects are on, and I still see the pink shape. ?????

    I may not respond for a few days but on my return I'll read your comments

  • MonsenMonsen Administrator 🖼️ 46 images Cartographer

    Your pink poly is on the SYMBOLS sheet, and there are no color key effect on that sheet.

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