Balloons

To add balloons to your maps:

  1. Click the Balloon icon (  ) in the annotation toolbar.
  2. Next, Click the Add Balloon icon ( Add Balloon ) in the annotation toolbar.
  3. Now, click the location on your map to place your balloon.
  4. In the window that appears, select an existing balloon to move to the location you selected, or select Create new custom balloon and enter text for the balloon caption as you would like it to appear.

    Add Balloon

  5. When you have finished configuring your Balloon Placement, click OK.
  6. Click Finish to apply your annotations and place the map in your report.

 


Move Balloons

To move balloons on your map:

  1. Click either the body of the balloon, or click the balloon pointer (depending on the item you want to move) and drag it to the new location.
  2. When the balloon is in the desired location, release the mouse button to place the balloon.
  3. Click Finish to save your annotations and transfer the data to your report

 


Rotate Balloons

To rotate a balloon on your map:

  1. Click to select the balloon you want to rotate.
  2. A green dot appears above the balloon when selected.  Move your mouse to the green dot above the balloon to display the rotation icon ( Rotation Icon ) .
  3. When you see the rotation icon, click and drag to rotate the balloon.
  4. Release the mouse button when finished to set your rotation.

 


Change Balloon Properties

TOTAL gives you the option to change individual balloon colors on the fly, or change the default balloon colors for each type of balloon in order to save those settings for subsequent maps.

To change individual balloon colors:

  1. Click to select the balloon you want to change.
  2. Choose a new balloon color from the Balloon color drop-down.

    Font Icon

To change the font for individual balloons:

  1. Click to select the balloon you want to change.
  2. Click the Font icon ( font icon ) in the annotation toolbar at the bottom.
  3. Choose a Font, Size, Font Style, Effects and Colors from the provided menus.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

To change the default balloon fonts and colors:

  1. Click the Balloon Preferences icon ( Configuration Icon ) in the annotation toolbar.
  2. In the window that appears, choose the default Back Color from the drop-down menu and click the font icon ( Font Icon ) to adjust the font, font style, font size, font effects, and font color for each property balloon type.
  3. Click OK to save you changes.

 


Delete Balloons

To delete balloons on your map:

  1. Click to select the balloon that you want to delete.
  2. Press the Delete key on your keyboard, or right-click the balloon and select Delete from the drop-down menu to remove the balloon from your map.

 


Edit Balloon Text

To edit the text for an existing balloon on your map:

  1. Double-click the balloon you want to edit.
  2. In the window that appears, type the new balloon title, balloon address, and update the balloon's position if necessary.
  3. Click OK to save your changes.