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How to add text to a map

This is a discussion on How to add text to a map within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi, I would like to add text to my maps -- HOWEVER -- when doing so, I have to create ...

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    How to add text to a map

    Hi,

    I would like to add text to my maps -- HOWEVER -- when doing so, I have to create that white textbox and it looks terrible! Isn't there a way in mappoint to simply type text--as is--over the map?

    Thanks,
    john

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    You can set the white Textbox to no fill... I think you either have to have a border or a fill when modifying the shape in MapPoint, however, I've heard you can turn them both off manipulating the object programmtically.

    In any case, I know you can make the outline a very thin gray line which barely shows up.

    Another option and one I would urge you to consider, is use Map-In-A-Box with MapInfo, the labeling options are phenomenal in MapInfo compared to MapPoint. You can use the MapInfo labels directly on top of the MapPoint map.

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