How to copy & paste marker styles

As soon as you have more than one marker, you might want to apply one marker style to another one (or multiple other ones) – without needing to go through the hassle to style every marker individually. Datawrapper Locator maps make that possible. 

👉 You can only apply marker styles to markers from the same kind. Meaning, you can only copy & paste point marker styles to other point markers; area marker styles to other area markers and line marker styles to other line markers.

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Apply one marker style to another

Let's assume we have two markers: One is styled ("Brandenburg gate" in the GIF below) and one is ("another location"). To style the second marker as the first one, there are four simple steps:

  1. Select the marker that has the style you want to apply to another marker. In our case, that's "Brandenburg gate". 
  2. Click on "copy style".
  3. Select the marker with the style that you want to change. In our case, that's "another location".
  4. Click on "paste style."

Done! Here's a GIF of the process:

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Apply one marker style to multiple other markers

To copy and paste one marker to multiple other markers, there are four simple steps again: 

  1. Select the marker that has the style you want to apply to another marker. In our case, that's "Brandenburg gate". 
  2. Click on "copy style".
  3. Select the markers with the style that you want to change. In our case, that's "another location" and "a third location". 

    👉 To select multiple markers, hold the COMMAND on a Mac or CTRL (STRG in German) on a Windows/Linux key while clicking on the markers in the marker list. Hold the SHIFT key to select the first and last marker of a row of markers that you want to select.

  4. Click on "paste style."

Done! Here's again a GIF of the process:

As you can see, we can select the area markers in the map and click on "paste style", but their style won't change. That's because we copied the style from a point marker, not an area marker. We can only apply styles to markers if they're from the same kind (point, line, area) as the marker with the original style.

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