Feature request #12650

atlas - export only certain pages

Added by Jesse McMillan about 2 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No

Description

I would like the ability to export only certain pages from an atlas.
For instance:I have an atlas with 149 pages, and I update pages 3,5,7-10. I would like to export those pages for reprint to a single PDF. Exporting the entire 149 again to print just those is time consuming, but if I could just export the 6 pages I updated it would be great.

buttons-1qgis.PNG (4.78 KB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 PM

buttons-2arcgis.PNG (8.52 KB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 PM

export-arcgis.PNG (12.6 KB) Jesse McMillan, 04/26/2015 08:18 PM

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Category set to Map Composer/Printing

In the atlas option there is the one that allows you to filter (by expression) what you want to print. Isn't this what you look for?

#2 Updated by Jesse McMillan about 2 years ago

not exactly. I mean you could use it for that but it's relatively labor-intensive for such a simple task.
I've been using:
"featurenumberfield" IS '1'
OR
"featurenumberfield" IS '72'

etc... but it's not as easy as it could be.

For instance, compare qgis:

vs. arcgis (sorry! I hate making that comparison)

note how arcgis lets you go straight to the page you want to look at / export.
in qgis if I want to go to page 78 I have to hit the next arrow 77 times if you don't know how to use expressions.

Also, when exporting in arcgis:

That's what I'm looking for. I can enter page numbers to export and only export those pages in the "page range" field.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
  • Status changed from Feedback to Open

That's what I'm looking for. I can enter page numbers to export and only export those pages in the "page range" field.

it makes sense.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi 3 months ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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