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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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1 comment:

MapElection said...

Printing a map

A user recently asked how to print a map from MapElection. Here's a good way. (These instructions are for Internet Explorer 8. Later versions may differ somewhat.)

a. Open with Internet Explorer

b. Display the desired map.

c. Press Alt-F, then tap the V ("vee") key. This will activate the "Print Preview" window.

d. Click the Landscape-mode icon, then select "2 Page View" and 90% of normal size.

e. Click the printer icon.

f. Specify that you want to print only page 2.

g. Click "Print."

This process is a few steps longer than the usual print-the-page method, due to the map-overlay structure.

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