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How To Add Additional Notes Or Directions To A Route

How to add additional notes or directions to routes

When you plot a route on plotaroute.com, directions are automatically generated if you have the Auto-Plot switch turned on (unless you've turned off Automated Directions in your Settings). However, you can still add additional notes or directions at any point along the route if you want to. Follow these instructions.

  1. Select the route you want to edit in the route planner and click the Edit This Route button to enter Edit mode.

    Edit This Route button

  2. Click DIR'NS in the Action Bar to open the Directions panel on the left of the map.

    Directions option
  3. Click the ADD button above the list of Directions to add a new one.

    Add new directions button
  4. An Edit marker will appear on the map. Drag this marker to where you want the new directions to be added. If you can't place the marker in the exact location you want, this will be due the fact that there isn't a point plotted at that exact location (directions can only be attached to points). You can overcome this by turning off the Auto-Plot switch and using the Drag Mode (see switch at top of map) to tweak the location of points at this part of the route.

    Add/Edit Directions marker
  5. Once you've dragged the marker to the correct place, click the ADD DIRECTIONS HERE button.

    Add Directions Here button
  6. Enter the additional notes or directions on the form in the Directions/Notes field. You can also choose to display a label and/or symbol on the map if you wish, as in the example here.

    Add Directions Form
  7. Click SAVE to finish adding the information and the new directions or notes will be added to the Directions panel (and on the map if you chose to add a label or symbol). If you need to edit them you can click on either the directions in the Directions panel or on the label or symbol on the map (make sure you are in Edit mode first if you are reloading the route).

    Newly added directions

 


 

 

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