How do I draw a box (shape) around several floating topics?

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Trying to draw a box around a set of floating topics to create a legend. Any suggestions?
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Luis Mederos

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Mick Jones

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I don't believe you can put a boundary around multiple independent topics, what you could do is to create a floating topic, then arrange your legends as subtopics under that floating topic... position them using the "growth direction".
you can format the main floating topic to have no lines or filler, and with no text, so it will not show on your map.
Then Insert a boundary around that floating topic, (select whatever shape you want), it will encompass all the "subtopics"
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Andrew Wilcox

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Great advice, Mick. Exactly what I was going to say. :)

For info: You can create legends automatically in the map markers pain. Then float the legend topic and do the above.

The downside is you no longer have the positional control with the mouse of floating topics. You will have to use the topic format settings. You could also insert other invisible parent topics to create quasi floating effects!.

If you ever lose an invisible item either Select All or use the rubber band selector with the mouse to highlight them.

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