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MapInfo Pro™ Monthly Journal
Easy Tip: Fast labelling with the Label Gallery

Easy Tip This tip requires the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro.

The Label tab provides a gallery of pre-built label settings which provide a quick way to automatically label your map. You can mouse over these options to see a preview and quickly choose the one that best fits your needs.

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The data in the above Map is from MapInfo WorldInfo.

The options in the gallery typically use a number of settings in conjunction with each other to create nice labels for your map.

The above example is using the label gallery for when a table of regions is being labelled. There is a label gallery that provides different label styles for line layers as well.

What about earlier versions of MapInfo Pro?

Once again, this article is taking advantage of the new user interface in the 64 bit versions of MapInfo Pro. Many of the same label capabilities are present in earlier versions, in particular v12.0 and later. The difference is you will need to go into Layer Control to invoke the various settings one at a time and there is no interactive preview.

Do you have the 64 bit version of MapInfo Pro?

If not, a free trial is available.

Links to MapInfo Pro free trials in a number of languages can be found here:
http://web.pb.com/mapinfopro-archive/resources


Article by Tom Probert, Editor of "The MapInfo Pro" journal
When not writing articles for "The MapInfo Pro" journal, Tom enjoys talking to MapInfo Pro users at conferences and events. When not working he likes to see movies with car chases, explosions and kung-fu fighting.