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How to remove all pushpins from a Microsoft Streets and Trips map?
IBBruin
I have imported over 700 locations from an Excel file and saved it as New North American Map so it will be my default map when Streets & Trips loads. I have another project and I need to start with a clean map. Is there a way to remove them all with a few clicks or do I have to remove them individually?

I know I should have saved the clean map as a back up but I didn't.
SpadesFlush
Welcome to the Forum and well-done on loading all those POIs.

Getting a fresh, un-pinned-up map is easier than doing what you have already done. What you need is a "New" map and there are several ways of getting to that.

1) Ctrl-N.
2) /File/New.
3) Click on the first icon on the left of the standard tool bar.
4) Start the application (click on desktop icon, for example).

Note that Streets & Trips allows you to have multiple files open simultaneously so that you can click on the application icon on your desktop to open a new map file, as in number 4 above, and keep other open files minimized behind the new file. This becomes especially handy if you want to move pushpins from one file to another. For instance, if there are a few pushpins on the file you created with your download that you want on this new file, just copy them from the old and paste to the new.

Good navigating!
IBBruin
Even when I select new map it automatically loads the New North American Map.stt by default. That is the one with all the push pins on it. I'm not really unfamiliar with Streets & Trips and have tried everything I know of to get a clean map. I was hoping Microsoft offered a clean map or could I get it from the installation disc or if someone could send it to me.
Marvin Hlavac
IBBruin, go to Legend & Overview (ctrl+g) pane, and there you should be able to delete pushpin sets. Alternatively, in the new Streets & Trips 2010 you are now also able to select a rectangular area on the map, and then delete pushpins that are inside (or outside) of the selected map section.
SpadesFlush
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Originally Posted by IBBruin
Even when I select new map it automatically loads the New North American Map.stt by default. That is the one with all the push pins on it. I'm not really unfamiliar with Streets & Trips and have tried everything I know of to get a clean map. I was hoping Microsoft offered a clean map or could I get it from the installation disc or if someone could send it to me.
What you did was you modified the STT file which is the default starting file for Streets & Trips when you saved the map with all of those pushpins. It is called a "template" and I suggest you read the built-in Help file to get a better understanding of templates.

What I would do is to save that template with a new name such as NorthAmPushpins.sst (Save As ***.stt). Do a search to find where (in which folder) that file was stored. Then I would go into the application disk or download file and find a file named "NEWNOR_1.STT" and copy that to the same folder where you just saved. Now, that folder will have two STT files: the clean one from MSFT (newnor_1.stt) and your pushpin version. Open whichever you prefer and off you go.

Personally, I would rather do this than what Marvin proposes.
Marvin Hlavac
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Personally, I would rather do this than what Marvin proposes.
Yes, I agree, the above suggestion is a solution convenient only if the user still wants to have his file set as template, and only occasionally needs access to a clean map file with no pushpins.
IBBruin
I made the template with all the pushpins on purpose. I wanted it as my default map so I saved it as New North American Map.sst


1) Ctrl-N. DIDN'T WORK FOR ME FOR SOME REASON, BROUGHT UP MY DEFAULT MAP
3) Click on the first icon on the left of the standard tool bar. BROUGHT UP MY DEFAULT MAP
4) Start the application (click on desktop icon, for example). BROUGHT UP MY DEFAULT MAP

2) /File/New. This one worked. A pop up box came up and gave me three choices, New North American Map, NEW NORTH AMERICAN MAP BACKUP, and import wizard.

I guess I backed up the clean map after all. Thanks for the help guys.
SpadesFlush
P. S. An easier way may be to load the application disk, run Streets & Trips, file/open, choose the STT option and open the newnor_1.stt file from there. It can be found in n:\Streets\MSMap\MICROS_1\AppTitle\17.0\Template. Then save the newnor_1.stt wherever you like.
SpadesFlush
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
P. S. An easier way may be to load the application disk, run S&T, file/open, choose the STT option and open the newnor_1.stt file from there. It can be found in n:StreetsMSMapMICROS_1AppTitle17.0Template. Then save the newnor_1.stt wherever you like.
I posted this then read your last; now redundant.

You might want to save that *** BACKUP.STT file as something more memorable.

Bottom Line: There is a clean STT file on your installation disk.
IBBruin
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
You might want to save that *** BACKUP.STT file as something more memorable.
I think I'll save it as cleanmap.stt. I might be able to remember that.
jacasteel
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Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
IBBruin, go to Legend & Overview (ctrl+g) pane, and there you should be able to delete pushpin sets. Alternatively, in the new Streets & Trips 2010 you are now also able to select a rectangular area on the map, and then delete pushpins that are inside (or outside) of the selected map section.
Would you explain how to select an area and delete the push pins. I have 2010 and I have not found a way to do this and it would be helpful for me.
SpadesFlush
Define a rectangular marquee wherever you want it (click-hold-drag).

When done making the selection, right-click and in the options box you get the choice of deleting inside the box or outside the box. Select as you prefer.
Larry
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You might want to save that *** BACKUP.STT file as something more memorable
Maybe this is news to even the power users on the forum. The New North America Map.stt is a special file. If it doesn't exist - it recreates itself. Open Streets & Trips to recover the default template (the out-of-the-box default version).

This means you don't really need to worry about losing the original default file if you delete it or rename it.
SpadesFlush
Cool! News to me.

I guess we should wait for Seattle to wake up before we start with our dumb answers, lol.
Marvin Hlavac
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I guess we should wait for Seattle to wake up before we start with our dumb answers, lol.
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