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How to remove stop numbers from Streets & Trips
bungy
How do I get rid of the pushpin/stop numbers? I have to print off 30 - 40 5 - 8" maps for a group m/c ride & the #'s just clutter the map up & make it had to see the route.
SpadesFlush
Create your route, over-trace the route with the Highlighter tool (change the color from yellow if you like), delete the route, and then print your maps.
bungy
Holy chit, that's gonna be a lot of work for an 18 day 7000km trip!! Anybody know of an easier way?
SpadesFlush
An 18 day 7000km trip is a lot of work.
Crazy Chris
Hey, bungy!

If you're using S&T 2010 (not sure if this works in earlier version?), you can merge stops on the route. You know how you can grab a stop with your mouse and move it somewhere else on a map (thus changing the route)? Well, if you do the same thing but move it along the route and drop it onto the next stop, S&T will merge those two stops into one. So, if you do that with stops 19 and 20, you'll get one stop that says (19-20). You can merge more than two stops (i.e. have 19-23 merged together) if you want.

By doing this, you cut down on the number of stops cluttering the map. As well, you can change the title of the stop(s) in the Route Planner panel so that they're more descriptive (e.g. from "near Sometown" to "stop for a break here"). Just right-click on a stop and select the "Rename" option. If you don't want any title for the stop, change the "near Sometown" to a space. (If you just remove the "near Sometown" and hit enter, you'll get "Untitled" instead.)

Those two suggestions don't directly answer your question (because I don't know the answer to that one! ), but hopefully it'll make your make your maps a little cleaner.

Hope that helped...

Regards, Chris

P.S. Yes, an 18-day, 7000km trip IS alot of work!

P.P.S. Thanks to Larry for showing me those two tricks!
bungy
Thanks for the reply! I have reduced the # of stops considerably & it helps a bit. I think I'll just edit the image in photo chop or sumpin' to clean it up.
Ken in Regina
If you're going to photochop it, wouldn't it just be easier to use the highlighter tool in S&T to draw over the route and then delete the route as was suggested in an earlier post? Anything you could do in Photoshop will amount to pretty much the same thing, won't it?

You can just save the map with the route on it in a second file with a different name to mess with so you don't lose any of the pushpins and directions in the original.

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
... alternatively, instead of using Stops to modify your route, use the Avoid Area feature.
bungy
Yea - I tried photochop, it's way too much work & distroyed too much of the original. How does that "avoid area" deal work?
Larry
Right-click and drag a box
Right-click inside the box and choose "Avoid Area"

Result: A light yellow box shows up on the map and the software will route around it.

The best part is that no extra stops are added to the route planner pane so it keeps things clean.

Larry
bungy
Right on! that works like a da*n, a little more work perhaps.
bungy
...except now my maps all yellow. How do I get rid of that?
Marvin Hlavac
Select the Avoid Area rectangle by clicking on it, and then select a different "Fill Color" (Drawing tool bar > Fill color).

It is not possible to set Avoid Area rectangles completely transparent, but perhaps white color may be better for printing.
Ken in Regina
What Marvin said. If you select the "colour" block in the lower right corner of the fill colour palette it will be transparent on the map.

...ken...
bungy
Can't get it to go transparant & white is not much better than yellow.
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