Thank you so much for adding the new labeling features!!! It has totally solved my problem, I love having the choice of 3 sizes and the variety of colors! :-)))
Please see today's news post about the new label formatting options. We've also increased the range of numbered symbols available, from 10 to 30.
I would also like to have numbers to go beyond 10! Why not go for 99? Also if one could stick the number symbols to eachother aligned one could create any number one needs. Thanks for the wonderful site. Jozef
I quite like the idea of offering more formatting options for labels (different colours and sizes). I've added this to our Feature Requests list (number 86) where people can vote for it if they'd like to see feature introduced. I think this would be a useful enhancement to the site, so it gets my vote!
would it help you if I sent you an example (pdf)?
I understand. Yes, making the labels more visible would definitely solve my problem. The problem is that I print the maps in parts, eg. day 1 route might have 28 labels but I separate the directions in my route book in 3 parts. I have the map on the left and the directions on the right. For this I screenshot a section of the map (in print with browser view) that shows label 1 to 7 (as an example) on the first map, then 8-17 on the second map and 18-28 on the third map. I then crop and resize the screenshot to fit in the roadbook template. Because I downsize the map for this, the labels shrink, too, and therefore they're really small and hardly visible.
I don't know, maybe it would be an idea to offer an option to show the labels in 2 different sizes, small (like now) and large ...?? Or even better to be able to highlight the labels in a bright color so they're better visible ...??
I'm glad you like this feature Christine. My main concern about adding more numbered symbols, is that if we extend them to 30, someone else will ask for 40 and so on! I'm wondering if we can do something to make the labels more visible. They look quite clear to me but perhaps we could improve the contrast between the label background and the text.
I meant to write the normal labels are hardly visible when printing the map, so using the highlighted number symbols would be a huge improvement ... but I need more than 10 ... :o] ...
I LOVE the new annotate map function to place labels and symbols anywhere on the map!! I would like to use the symbols to highlight waypoints for written directions as they are hardly visible when printing the map. However, the numbered symbols only cover 1 to 10, is there any chance you could extend the number symbols to 30 ...???
ignore my comment, switching the site off then on again and the button was back.