HOW TO IMPORT/EXPORT MAPS AND TOKENS IN MAPTOOL
Maptool really is an amazing commodity and a powerful resource for virtual and at-the-table roleplay gaming. Perhaps one of the most overlooked features in Maptool is the ability to extract (take a copy of) a map from one campaign file and import (paste) it to another campaign file.
In the case of Living Forgotten Realms in Maptool, the community is constantly faced with maintaining a wide range of framework functionality in order to best accommodate player preferences, which of course speeds up gameplay. Additionally, updates always present a challenge as frameworks and Maptool itself is being constantly updated.
In an effort to continue the promotion of updating outdated campaign files, this guide will explain the process of exporting and importing in Maptool. Be sure to have a template campaign file ready. Save it under a different name so you don't accidentally erase or save over your template.
1. Go to Edit --> Preferences --> Application tab --> Click the Enable map import/export feature box --> Click "OK" at the bottom right.
2. Open the campaign file you wish to export maps from. While on a map you wish to export, go to Map --> Export Map. This will bring up a window to save your current viewed map as a .rpmap file. Name and save it somewhere that's easy to access. Repeat as necessary. (Note: Any tokens, objects, ect will go with the map when you export! Framework macros stay behind with the campaign file.)
3. Open your template and go to Map --> Import Map. Locate your .rpmap files and begin importing, repeating as necessary.
That's it! It's that fast and easy. Your old maps now operate on an updated framework. Of course, check any tokens that were imported for functionality and errors.
One final warning, do not export/import any library tokens from old campaign files onto new ones unless you know what you're doing. Having more than one library causes problems for the newer version of the framework to where it may no longer operate.
Happy campaign file updating everyone!