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Measure/Markup tools in the WebOffice html client

Measure/Markup tools in the WebOffice html client


The measure/markup tools are placed next to the selection tools of the WebOffice html client's toolbar and comprise the following tools:

Measure Point

Measure Distance

Measure Area

Measure Perpendicular

Measure Angle


Place Symbol

Userdefined Labeling


Since measure drawings technically also count as redlinings the basic measure tools (point, distance, area) share a tool dialog with other redlining tools like Markup and Place Symbol. However, Measure Perpendicular, Measure Angle and Userdefined Labeling are different. Take a look to the specific chapters describing their tool functionality in the WebOffice html client.


As soon as you activate one of the basic measure tools (point, distance, area) the add redlining tool dialog opens that is divided into several segments:

Redlining type with tool specific options

Note: Settings in this part of the tool are different depending on the redlining type you have chosen. Therefore, see the tool specific chapters for details.

Redlining style

Current Objects

Pointsnap, Linesnap (if configured)

Add redlining tool dialog

Add redlining tool dialog


Redlining Type

Within the tool dialog you can switch between the basic measure tools (point, distance, area) and redlining tools that offer you to place a text, circle or symbol into the map. Depending on the type you have chosen you will have various optional settings regarding the use of measuring, redlining style or text.


Choose the redlining type

Choose the redlining type


Redlining Style

All redlining types besides Symbol provide the option to choose your desired redlining style. Click on the color to open an additional dialog where you can either select your desired color freehand or by defining certain color values. Regulate stroke widths using the bar or providing a number.


Choose a color for redlining style

Choose a color for redlining style


You can also configure predefined markup styles for your WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project, so the user can only choose between those styles. In this case, it is not possible anymore to choose colors or stroke widths.


Choose a predefined markup style

Choose a predefined markup style


Note: For the configuration of markup styles, please see chapter Markup Style.


Current Objects

In the next section of the tool dialog all currently existing objects get listed. By clicking the icons it is possible to delete, zoom to or edit them. Press the button Remove All to clear the list and delete all objects.


Overview of currently existing objects

Overview of currently existing objects


Note: For details about editing redlining objects, see the tool specific chapters.


Pointsnap / Linesnap (only if configured)

If a snapping layer is configured in the WebOffice 10.8 SP2 project configuration, an additional section Pointsnap will appear in the redlining tool dialog. There you can choose a snap layer from the list, define if you also want to be able to snap to redlinings as well and choose the tolerance. By default both pointsnap and linesnap (must be configured on Snap Layers) are enabled. With snapping extremely accurate measuring is made easy in the WebOffice html client.


Pointsnap / Linesnap settings

Pointsnap / Linesnap settings


Check the option Snap To Sketch in order to not only be able to snap to the selected snap layer but also to your redlinings drawn during your browser session. The Tolerance [m] defines how large the circle will be that surrounds your cursor and lets you snap to vertices. Snap vertices usually are displayed in blue and will turn orange if they are in the snapping range.


Snapping with Snap to Sketch in the WebOffice html client

Snapping with Snap to Sketch in the WebOffice html client


Note: For the configuration of snap layers, please see chapter Snap Layers.


Measuring Context Menu

When measuring with point, distance, area or circle, several vertex manipulations are possible by using the context menu (right mouse click).


Measuring context menu

Measuring context menu



Menu Item



Add vertex

Add a vertex to the specified location on the line


Insert Before

Insert a vertex between (mid-distance) last and active vertex


Insert After

Insert a vertex between (mid-distance) active and next vertex


Delete vertex

Delete active vertex


Reverse vertex direction

Reverse the vertex direction


Move feature

Move the complete line or polygon. Anchor point is the active vertex

Measuring context menu


Note: Some context menu options only are available with certain measure types and are greyed out when using others.