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Publish PDF Command

The Publish PDF command of CivilGEO’s software allows the user to publish the Map View data to PDF format. Saving the Map View data in the PDF format allows the user to use it with other applications effortlessly.

The user can also publish the Map View data into image and video formats using the following commands:

  • Publish Graphics
    This command is used to publish the Map View data into image format. Refer to this article in our knowledge base to learn more about this command.
  • Publish Video
    This command is used to publish the Map View data into video format. Refer to this article in our knowledge base to learn more about this command.

Follow the steps below to use the Publish PDF command:

  1. From the Results ribbon menu, select the Publish PDF command.
    • In GeoHECRAS:
      GeoHECRAS Publish PDF Results ribbon menu command
    • In GeoHECHMS:

      GeoHECHMS Publish PDF Results ribbon menu command

       

  2. The Publish PDF dialog box will be displayed.
    Publish PDF dialog box
  3. Click the […] button adjacent to the Export file input field.
  4. The Save As dialog box will be displayed. Browse to the location where you want to save the PDF file and click the [Save] button after providing the name for the PDF file.
    Save As dialog box
  5. The Publish PDF dialog box will be redisplayed, and the location for saving the PDF file will be displayed in the Export file field.
  6. Check the Layered checkbox option to publish all the layers loaded in the project as separate layers in the PDF file. By default, this checkbox is unchecked.
    Layered checkbox option
  7. Check the Map scale bar checkbox option to include a map scale bar in the published PDF file. By default, this checkbox is unchecked.
    Map scale bar checkbox option
  8. From the Publish Data Limits section, use one of the following options for defining the Map View graphics limits to be published:
    • User-defined limits
      This option allows the user to draw a rectangular extent for defining the graphics limits. Follow the steps below to use this option:

      1. Select the User-defined limits radio button option and click the [Pick] button.
        User-defined limits radio button option
      2. The Publish PDF dialog box will temporarily disappear, and a prompt will be displayed on the status bar instructing the user to draw the rectangular extent.
      3. Click and drag the left mouse button to draw the rectangular extent.
      4. On releasing the mouse button, the Publish PDF dialog box will be redisplayed, and the status of the User-defined limits read-only field will be changed from Undefined to Defined.
    • Clipping polygons
      This option allows the user to select one or more existing polygons for defining the graphics limits. Follow the steps below to use this option:

      1. Select the Clipping polygons radio button option and click the [Pick] button.
        Clipping polygons radio button option
      2. The Publish PDF dialog box will temporarily disappear, and a prompt will be displayed on the status bar instructing the user to select the clipping polygons.
      3. Select the polygon(s) on the Map View. When all polygons have been selected, press the [Enter] key or right-click and select Done from the displayed context menu.
      4. The Publish PDF dialog box will be redisplayed, and the number of selected polygons will be displayed in the Clipping polygons read-only field.
    • Model extents
      Select this radio button option to use the model extents for defining the graphics limits. This option creates a bounding rectangular region to correspond to the extent of the defined model, plus an additional buffer boundary.
  9. When all the data have been defined, click the [Export] button, and the software will publish the Map View data into the PDF file at the selected location.
    [Export] button

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