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Notes displaying body text

Notes displaying body text

In map views, large notes display (a portion of) the note's body copy text ($Text) as well as the title. The note's text only appears if:


Do note that the text that is displayed is not styled; think of it as a $Text 'preview'. Also, any embedded images within the text are not displayed.

Text Size

An attribute $MapBodyTextSize lets a specific font size for the body text be chosen, including suppressing any display of text. $MapBodyTextColor sets the colour used to display such text.

From v5.0.2, setting $MapBodyTextSize to a value of 1 will suppress text display even if there is body text.


The font that used to render the title is set via the map preference Note label font but can be overridden at note level by setting $NameFont to a different value.

The font that used to render the text is set via the text preference Font but can be overridden at note level by setting the $TextFont to a different value.


Displayed text is aligned according to $TextAlign (default: "left") whilst title and subtitle alignment uses $NameAlignment (default: "left").

Once a map note displays body copy its title is no longer vertically centered; there is no setting to override the latter.

$TableExpression vs. $Text

A table expression is drawn in the same part of the map icon used to display a note's $Text, therefore both cannot be shown in the same map icon. If $TableExpression or $TableHeading are set, $Text will not be displayed. More on container table displays.

Possible relevant notes (via "Similar Notes" feature):

A Tinderbox Reference File : Misc. User Interface Aspects : Map view interface : Notes displaying body text