Create a shade in the page setting

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It is possible to create, in Cartes & Données, a shade to a map. Nevertheless, this modification cannot occur during the page setting preceding the export or the printing.

It is advisable first to create a layer of filling in your diagram.

In your space of page setting, in the layer control, untick all the layers, except the filling layer.

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With the help of the « Add a layer » button, create a layer you will call « Shade » for instance.

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Then untick this new layer (it added up automatically above the other layers).

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With the help of the « selection of a rectangular zone » tool, select all the entities of your filling.

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These appear highlighted.

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Use the keyboard short cut CTRL + C in order to copy all your entities.

Untick the filling layer, then re-tick the « Shade » layer and use the short cut CTRL+V in order to paste, in the « Shade » layer, your entities contained in the filling layer.

Accede to the properties of your shade layer with the help of the « Properties » button :

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In the dialog box appearing, it is possible to modify the filling color of your shade.
Click on the filling color.

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Select the color you desire (grey for instance), then click « OK », and ok again.

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With the help of your individual selection tool,

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click on your grey filling zone (all the elements must still be selected) and, while holding clicked, slightly drag this zone to the bottom and the right for instance).

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In your layers control, click on the layer « Shade » and drag it totally to the bottom of the list.

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The results…

Before

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After

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