Surfer 9 has changed the location of a few commands. This was done to more accurately reflect what the command does and to make editing maps easier. This article details two specific changes in the program. This is a discussion of setting the map view, scale and limits. Regardless of how your maps are created and overlaid, you may need to change the map view, scale and limits. The view changes the rotation and tilt of the map, and the scale and limits determine the size and extents of the map. In previous versions of Surfer, you would double click on the map and the View, Scale, and Limits pages were displayed with the other properties specific to that map layer type. In Surfer 9, these general pages have been moved to the Map Properties dialog since they are properties of the map frame itself, not of the individual map layers. To access Map Properties, double click on Map in the Object Manager. View The View page allows you to change the Field of View, Rotation, Tilt and Projection of a map. You can display your map at any orientation so you can clearly see all your data. Scale To change the map scale, go to the Scale page in the Map Properties dialog. Changing the X Scale and Y Scale values changes the relative size of the map. Changing the Length changes the absolute size of the map. The two values are connected, so changing one changes the other (ie. changing the X Scale changes the Length, and vice versa). The Proportional XY Scaling check box ensures that the X and Y dimensions are scaled equally. When the check box is checked, a change in either the X or Y dimension is reflected in the other dimension by a proportional amount. To scale the axes independently, uncheck the check box. Note: Sizing a map by selecting it and dragging the selection handles does not rescale the map internally, it just resizes the map on the screen. This will result in an incorrect scale. If you resize a map by dragging its edges or corners, you can return to the proper scale using the Arrange | Transform command to clear the transform, and then use the Scale page to scale the map appropriately. Limits When a map is created, the limits are automatically defined by the coordinate extents contained in the file used to create the map. The Limits page in the Map Properties dialog lets you redefine the X and Y minimum and maximum values for your map (specified as xMin, xMax, yMin, and yMax values), so you can limit your map to a smaller area of interest. When you change the limits of your map, the Use Data Limits check box automatically becomes unchecked. If you want to reset the map limits back to the default, recheck the Use Data Limits check box. Very impressed. Not only with the software but also the service! Steve McGiveron Marine Geohazard Consultant I am a hard-rock exploration geologist…morphing into some oil and gas work, and I can see that your package is better than any of the usual ones we typically use in hard rock. Waaaay better. And affordable. And better supported.Lauri Boivin Copyright © 2016 Golden Software, LLC. All rights reserved. The names and logos for Surfer, Grapher, Voxler, MapViewer, Didger, Strater and Golden Software are registered trademarks of Golden Software, LLC. Source.