Invisible central topic appears in image export

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I created a map with a central with no shape, lines, fill and text.

Facebook Page Image map file

It still appears when I export the image.

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Following further experiments I realise the square in the image is a border for the map. How do you disable it in the image export?
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Hi Andrew,

I was able to get the image exported without the line. Check "Format Topic" as these settings worked for me.



Resulting in the following Image Export:

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Hi Terry

Your process works if the map background has no color or image. Try the experiment with a background color.
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Also try varying the image size: Unlock the aspect ratio and make the width 3 times the default.
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This is just a wild guess as I don't think it would affect image exporting, but have you tried turning off the map border in Page Setup on the Print menu?
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Hi Alex

That makes no difference.
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I have made some progress:

I now have a template with a background which shows the usable of the Facebook cover image and floating topics which set the edge of the map.



I keep the map in the white area and the light green represents the padding for the image. This padding is created during the image export and seems to be 20px.

By setting the background transparency to 100%, the floating topics to "invisible", exporting the image but adding the and then cropping the border with a Paint.net. I can get a map which is the exact size of the Facebook cover image.

See: https://www.facebook.com/CabreLtd

Further thinking suggests to me that a quicker process would be to have the floating topics on the outer edge. Create the map, turn off the background and the use the Windows Snipping tool to capture the image on screen with the floating topics marking top left and bottom right. It may still need to be cropped or expanded with Paint.net to get the exact dimensions.



However this is loads of hassle just to get an image of a map which is 851 x 315px.

Does anyone have a better process?