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Street names blocked by pushpins

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    Street names blocked by pushpins

    Hello,
    Does anyone know how to bring the street names to the forefront, so that they cover the pushpins, or are at least visible when printing the map?

    Thank you for your help,
    -Alex

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    Re: Street names blocked by pushpins

    Hi Alex,

    You can try making the street names larger, see the Map Font setting.

    Also, what pushpins are you using? Can you make them smaller?

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    Re: Street names blocked by pushpins

    Thank you Eric,
    I looked into the font size, I find medium the best, as you actually sometimes lose street names, if you choose anything larger than that.
    I don't know why, I always thought that was weird.

    As far as pushpins, I tried that too, with very little difference. I was even thinking that a clear pushpin would help, but I don't think thats an option.

    I looked into the font properties, and there isn't anything there to help either.

    I was hoping the street names could be isolated as a layer, and then brought to the forefront.

    I'll take any ideas, and as always appreciate any help.

    Thank you again,
    -alex

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    Re: Street names blocked by pushpins

    Do you mean a semi-transparent pushpin?

    Sorry no other ideas. I think Pushpins are always above the roads and labels.

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    Re: Street names blocked by pushpins

    Yes semi transparent, do you know of one?

    Also I tried playing around with the largest font, and different zoom levels, and there seems to be a happy median of where I can see most of the names of the streets before they start to disapear from the map.


    Thank you,
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    Re: Street names blocked by pushpins

    MapPoint doesn't allow semi-transparent pushpin symbols, but I wonder if you create a checkered pushpin (every other pixel is transparent) what it would look like.

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