♥ Hands-on exercise. See Ortelius File > New From Template > Exercises & Demos > 6-Layers Exercise.
Frame Border (or Neatline)
A border defines the edges of the mapped area. Borders are sometimes referred to as a ‘neatline.’
Add a frame border to your map by adding a new Border layer and making it the active layer. Open the Symbols Palette or Library Manager and click-hold and drag any style onto the map area. Alternatively, styles can be copied and pasted from the Symbols Palette directly to the border layer using right-click to copy and paste style. The style will be applied to the map border. Styles with fill defined will also fill in the map area (when fills are applied, the Border Layer should be moved to the bottom of the layer stack order so it does not mask other map features). More than one Border Layer can be added. A variety of suitable styles are provided under the embellishments category – starting with the name “Frame border.”
Related topic: Border Layers