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How to add a Textbox to a map

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I want to add a simple Textbox to a map to explain the coloured icons on it.

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Created on Feb 29, 2016 8:38:55 AM by  cziegler (0) 1



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  1. In the map editor, under Custom HTML, there's an object called "Custom HTML Element".
  2. Simply drag it on the map.
  3. Now click it, so it's highlighted.
  4. On the right side, within the objects properties, there's a propery HTML and a small arrow.
  5. Click the arrow to reveal the HTML Before and After fields. Enter your HTML there, for example <b>Hello World</b>
  6. Hit Save.

You're done :)

For more details, see also the article Adding a Textbox to a Map.

Created on Feb 29, 2016 10:39:22 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]

Last change on Dec 11, 2017 5:52:43 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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This works but it could be easier if there was a textbox map object.

Created on Mar 10, 2016 2:16:22 PM by  tdsm (0)



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