Mapping Sheets add-on Preferences

The User Preferences dialog is part of the Mapping Sheets 2.0 version (preview) that we started rolling out as a Beta opt-in early in 2017.

The User Preferences dialog includes several sections, accessible from the sandwich menu button, as described below:

General section


In General, and any other sections, there is a Save button to save all your preferences and a Help button that would bring you to this page.

Currently the general section only includes the Beta enrollment program described below:

The Beta program would give you access to new, advanced and experimental features, only in those Google Spreadsheets from where you enroll. You will keep using the stable version in any other Spreadsheet.

Currently, the Beta program includes the following features:
  • Mapping version 2.0 preview, a totally redesigned mapping experience based on new technologies
  • Option to select the data displayed in the Info Window, depending on a custom headers list
  • Custom data to show in the Icon Title and the Location List, based on a template string

Map section


Headers-to-Show are a comma-separated-values list with the column headers you want to include in the Info Window associated with each location on the map.

If you have already built a map on the active Sheet, by clicking  you will get the current default values.


Templates section


Templates are text strings including placeholders between double mustaches {{}} with any header name as they appear in row #1 on your Sheet. You can use \n to enter a new line.
- The map Icon Title is the small text tool-tip that shows up when you hover over any location's icon
- The Location List is the description associated with each location as they appear in the right listing dialog on the map

If you have already built a map on the active Sheet, by clicking  you will get the current default values.


Final notes
The following screenshot shows a partial map corresponding with the preferences described above ...

https://sites.google.com/a/thexs.ca/newgxs/xsmapping/mapping-sheets-add-on-preferences/preferences-mapping-shot.png


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