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My own experience also seems to indicate that the Chinese government does not take kindly to names that are half missing or obscured (but not on any grounds of poor cartographic quality, I think). For instance, a map that is cropped from a larger map that shows only part of city, region or country names is not acceptable. I don't have a reference link to that; this is only based on experience that we have had in the past year.

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a map that is cropped from a larger map that shows only part of city, region or country names is not acceptable


That seems very strange to me. How would you then present a map that focuses on any details? Actually, come to think of it, I suppose it is only a question of title. If one made a map called (say) the business district of Beijing you would need to call it that and not just 'Beijing.'
Maybe the source is just a particular sensitivity about maps that touch upon politically sensitive stuff like disputed borders and islands.
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How would you then present a map that focuses on any details?


By editing out the incomplete names. You wouldn't publish a metro map that went from Masco to Ch√Ętea, from stache to Longe.

This is a point of pride with me, to not have incomplete streetnames in multipage layouts. However, if I ever have to change from FreeHand to Illustrator, I don't know of any way to accomplish it since AI lacks FreeHand's lens fill feature and can't do multiple pages.
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This is a point of pride with me, to not have incomplete streetnames in multipage layouts. However, if I ever have to change from FreeHand to Illustrator, I don't know of any way to accomplish it since AI lacks FreeHand's lens fill feature and can't do multiple pages.


We have a couple AI bases which find multiple uses. We have a template layer on which are drawn frames for each use. We also have use-specific layers like "laminate map on" and "laminate map off". We can save the master file into the job folder and then turn on/off the layers we need for that job. It gets clunky for the files that get used in lots and lots of publications, but at the moment it's only an issue for one of our Twin Cities metro area files.

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