Palisade DocumentationBigPicture 2015 Manual Notes and MarkersWhat are markers, and how do I create them?

What are markers, and how do I create them?

Markers provide additional information about topics, and they appear as icons below topics.

Add markers for countries (for example)

Here is an example where country flags have been added as markers to the map. There are three ways you can do this.

Add markers for countries (for example)

Method 1: Right-click a topic

This brings up the BigPicture shortcut menu, where you can choose a marker from one of the built-in lists of BigPicture markers.

Method 1: Right-click a topic

Method 2: Use the Outline pane

1) Click on the Outline button in the BigPicture ribbon to open the Outline view (if it isn't already open).

2) Right-click on the topic name that you would like to add a marker to.

3) Click on the Markers option and select a marker from one of the provided categories.

Method 2: Use the Outline pane

Method 3: Use the Topic pane

1) Click on the Topic button in the View section of the BigPicture ribbon to display the Topic pane to the right of your workbook.

2) Click on the desired topic in the map to select it.

3) Click on the Markers option in the Topic Pane

4) Next to the desired marker list, click in the Marker column and use the drop-down list to select a marker.

5) Your selected marker will appear to the lower-right side of your Topic

Note: If you would like to use one of the markers as a picture inside the topic, you can do so by clicking on the Change Marker to Picture button.

Another example of this can be seen in the How do I add pictures to topics? help article.

Method 3: Use the Topic pane

Add your own marker list

BigPicture includes quite a few built-in lists of markers, but you can add your own if you like. The process is described in the file Adding Markers and Marker Lists.xlsx, which you can find from Example Spreadsheets under BigPicture Help.