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Overlay Tool

Last modified: May 17, 2023

Use the Overlay tool to place reporting snippets (maps, text, images, etc.) on top of one another.

For example, you can use this tool to have a map image with a title across the top, a legend positioned on the bottom right, and a logo on the bottom left.

Configure the Tool

  1. Base Field: The base field is the main reporting snippet. Overlay fields are placed on top of the Base Field.
  2. Overlay Fields: Use the dropdowns in the desired positions where you would like to overlay other snippets.
  3. Specify the Padding (in.) in which the overlay objects are placed relative to the Base field. The default is 0.5 inches from the top, bottom, left, and right.

    Padding (in.) Expected Behavior

    If Default Distance Units in User Settings > Localization is set to kilometers, this field is calculated in millimeters (mm). Go to Localization for more information.

  4. Include Source Fields in Output: When checked, all snippet fields are output. This check box is unchecked, by default, and outputs only the resulting Overlay snippet.
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