how do the OOM users among you put finishing touches to your maps? I am thinking about lettering in various sizes (title, scale, mapper name), a club logo, yardstick &c. In short, everything that turns a map from a mere representation of data to a document.
I've been adding that in via course setting software, since there's no guarantee the logo ends up on the final cropped map, no guarantees the yardstick doesn't get covered by the descriptions, no guarantees the scale printed is the same as scale mapped, etc.
I'd like to contribute but I use OCAD.
@Mr Wonderful: Thanks, I'll look into that.
@tRicky: What a pity. Something tells me your contribution would have been quite interesting...
I have created a library of small (usually 50-100kB) OCAD map files, each containing just the unique symbol definitions and colour specifications needed for one logo/ crest/ text block whether it is club, IOF, major event or sponsor.
A copy of the logo created by tracing from a background image or vector input, well as text, is saved as a graphic object so it can be easily resized when imported into a map file (OCAD or OOM). Careful selection of colours can usually handle colour gradients if they are essential for a logo.
Using unique symbol numbers (900-1000) and colour definitions means there is no clash in the final map file, & no need to remember to send background images if the map file is transferred to another mapper or for printing.
I've just discovered OOM's symbol editor, so things have become a bit easier.
I've also tried using 'add/image' in Purple Pen, but unfortunately this prevents pdf creation (I'm running ppen under wine).