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I export a contour map from Surfer to SHP, but the contour labels and other text are missing!

SHP files do not support text. This is not something Surfer can change, as it is a limitation of the file format itself.


However, you can convert the text to polygons during export. To do this, check the Render Text check box on the SHP Options page in the Export Options dialog box. The text-shaped polygons will be exported to the polygon SHP file.

 

Updated January 9, 2017

 

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