Just as you could change the appearance of a book, you can absolutely change the appearance of a map, going from an old world style to a very modern look. Let's go ahead here, and then click the Options button to see our styles. Up at the top, we have the ability to switch to several different styles. We have this very modern one, where the countries are light slate colored with the blue ocean. You notice with each of these, we can see very different appearances.
Now, within this individual look, there are additional options that you can choose. I think I like this one as a starting point. But, notice down below here that we have the ability to turn some things on. For example, Texture & Shadows; without, the map appears very flat, and that makes these different looks very different. However, with Texture & Shadows, it takes on a little bit more of an old world feel, and we start to see subtlety in the texture; without, with.
So, how that appears is ultimately up to you. You will also notice the ability to turn the compass on and off if you'd like to. That compass will automatically be positioned in the spot that is least obtrusive for the layout. Regional Text allows you to turn off things like country names or state names. I generally find that, that is useful however, so I leave it on. You also can add a title if you would like to have information.
In this case, it is appearing in the lower-left corner, so I could title this map where we went on our trip or anything of that nature. Now, I am going to turn that off, but you see that, that worked very well.
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