Adding a Frame Border (Neat Line) and Frame Fill
Ortelius introduces a slick way to add a frame border (or “neat line”) to frame your map. Choose Layer > New Border Layer from the main menu to add a new border layer to your map. Then, click-hold and drag any style directly from the Symbol Palette or Library Manager onto the drawing canvas. The style will be applied as a border to your map area.
To hide or remove a border, click the "show/hide" icon (looks like an eye) from the layer list, or permanently delete the Border Layer from the layer list by clicking the "-" minus sign at the bottom of the Layers list. Alternatively, choose Layer > Clear Border to clear the style without removing the Border Layer.
A number of suitable styles are included in the Mapdiva Library — Embellishments category: see styles with name “Frame border.”
HINT: Show or hide the Index Grid Layer as desired. The Index Grid layer can also serve as a container for borders and fills.
Any line or fill style can be applied as a Frame Border, and multiple Border Layers can be added. Area styles, such as Color Regions, will fill in the entire map area. This can be a handy way, for example, to add an ocean background. Arrange the Border Layer to be "under" (toward the bottom of the stack on the Layer list) other layers. If desired, another Border Layer can be added for a neat line "on top" of the other layers.
Choose Layer > Clear Border from the main menu to remove border styles.
With the Border Layer active, click-hold and drag any style from the Symbol Palette onto the drawing canvas. The style will be applied as a border to your map area.
Alternatively, right-click a style on the Symbols palette and choose "Copy item." With the Border Layer active, right-click onto the map area and choose "Paste style" to apply the style to the Border Layer. Remember, fill styles will fill in the entire canvas masking features on lower layers. Drag layers in the Layers list to rearrange their stack order. Multiple Border Layers can be added.