If your map has text on it, or you want to add some text, first work out what size you need to output the map at, and how big the text needs to be in order to be legible. This usually takes a few experiments outputting to PDF or JPG and printing out to a desktop printer or uploading to the internet at different sizes so you can see for yourself if the text size needs to be bumped up or reduced.
To add place names, the easiest solution is usually to copy an existing place name and marker with all its styling, change the wording and, staying on the same layer, move the new place name with marker into position.
Handling fonts and text size changes
Due to font licensing restrictions we can use only universal fonts such as Helvetica, Times and Trebuchet in the live vector maps we supply to customers. Many designers will want to replace these with their own licensed fonts, and we have made it easy for you to do this by creating paragraph styles at different scales, and by positioning place names carefully to keep reflow to a minimum after font substitution.
Tweaking the position of place names can be a time-consuming part of mapmaking. The paragraph styles we have created and initial positioning help to minimise this task for you.