Feature request #3865

Ability to lock map scale in print composer

Added by marisn - over 8 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:13923


When resizing map view in print composer, it automaticaly changes map scale. It would be nice, if it would be possible to lock scale and then it would not change when resizing map view. I.e. to create a printout 1:10 000 no mater how large is map extent.

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Feature request #10036: lock scale and extents in composer Feedback 2014-04-09
Duplicated by QGIS Application - Feature request #12698: Add "crop" function to Printing layout Closed 2015-05-05


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 6 years ago

  • Category changed from 33 to Map Composer/Printing

#5 Updated by Gavin Fleming almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

related to #10036

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#7 Updated by Oliver Story about 2 years ago

Desired behaviour:

  • when holding down a key on the keyboard (perhaps 'Ctrl'?), dragging one of the map resize handles would keep the scale constant and recalculate extents so that the underlying map data remains in the same position on the composer. Visually, it would appear like you are adjusting the size and position of a 'window' onto a fixed map.
  • if no key is held down, dragging one of the map resize handles would adjust scale and extent while keeping the selected reference point under 'Position and size' at fixed coordinates.

#8 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 2 years ago

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