Although Ortelius is optimized for vector drawing, sometimes poor performance issues are situational and difficult to address systematically. Because of their potential size and complexity, maps are a type of drawing that can challenge performance. We provide guidance below to assist users in identifying and solving situational performance issues.
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Preference settings affect how Ortelius behaves, and they apply to all of your Ortelius documents.
HINT: Many preferences are set in your computer’s System Preferences. To open System Preferences, click the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen, then choose System Preferences.
The toolbar at the top of the Ortelius window gives you one-click access to many of the actions you’ll use when working with drawings. As you discover which controls you use most, you can add, remove, and rearrange toolbar buttons to suit your work style.
As you use Ortelius, you’ll discover which controls you use most. For different drawings, you may have a preferred layout for sidebars. You may want to always use a specific drawing unit for new drawings. Ortelius lets you customize these settings and more to suit your work style.
Some customized settings apply to individual drawings as they are opened and closed, while other settings may apply to all of your drawings.
Sometimes you may want to reposition and/or resize your content across all layers. You can do so with the ‘Reposition…‘ command.
Use Ortelius’ slices to extract an area of your map as a completely new drawing.
A flexible print dialog offers “shrink to single page” and “poster-tiled” printing.
Ortelius supports Apple’s ‘Share’ function to quickly share a JPG version of your drawing with others.
Ortelius supports export to PNG, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, Windows BMP and GIF files.
Export your entire drawing as a single image or vector PDF drawing. Alternatively, export separate layers, slices of your drawing, or selected objects as individual files.
Ortelius uses Apple’s system to save with Autosave and Versions. Because Pages continually saves your work, you can browse earlier versions of any document, save copies of previous versions, and restore a document to an earlier version.