Level of expertise required for this Chapter: Beginner; general Map Maker training
6.1.1 Location of Labels
Default location of polygon labels is in the centre of the polygon. Occasionally, this can be confusing or not easy to read.
There is a manual and an automatic way to change the location of the label.
In live layer mode: Select the Edit-tool (at toolbar left, or right-click > Edit) > Double-click inside the polygon:
The label insertion point will appear:
Drag it to the new location inside the polygon, and release the button:
This new location of the label can now be saved.
126.96.36.199 Automatic for Entire Live Layer
In live layer mode: Right-mouse > Live layer actions > Live layer actions window: Basic operations > Ensure polygon labels are inside > OK
188.8.131.52 Automatic for Selected Polygons in the Live Layer
In live layer mode: Select the Select-tool (at toolbar left) > Select the polygon(s) to be processed > Main menu > Edit > Show Selection Manager > Selection Manager window: Actions > Basic operations > Ensure polygon labels are inside