Specify size of graph pane window

Mar 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I am placing nodes against a background of a US map and locking them. As long as the graph pane is sized to the map image, the nodes line up perfectly, but if the graph pane is resized, the nodes move around.

So I guess this is a general question about whether node positions that are locked are locked relative to the graph pane size? Is it possible to specify the size of a graph pane?


Mar 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Edited Mar 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM
This is possible to do in NodeXL but tricky. We do not yet have real support for geocoded networks so users are forced to coordinate two layers that can change without their direct control and are not linked.

But it can be done! First, it helps to start with a map with the dimensions you want. Then scale the graph pane to those dimensions. Place nodes as appropriate and lock the locations. So long as you do not resize the graph pane, everything should stay put!