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Travel Forums System Talk Print out maps?

1. Posted by reneemitt (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I'm sure this is dumb question, but I can't get it figured out... I did look in the forums to see if I can figure it out also.

I stumbled across TP because I am looking for something to "plot" the travels of our girl scout troops "groovy doll" (similar to a Flat Stanley situation) and be able to show the girls in a couple of weeks where she has been on maps.

I my mind, I was picturing an electronic version of a map with pin tacks and string.

The map I created looks like that, but the only way I can find to print is to printscreen, zoom and print screen again.

Is there an easier way?


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Not to my knowledge, but I'd love to see this added as a feature request. Maybe Sander can comment? At least, I think the maps thing is your baby, right?

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

If you right click on the actual map, one of the options it gives you is to Print I believe. It is on a mac in any case, and so I'm assuming it is too for Windows? When I then select landscape mode, it prints the map out quite large...

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

It does, but this has a number of shortcomings:

  • You need a pdf writer or something similar as an output device; at least, when I send it directly to my printer, I get an empty page
  • When you output the map to pdf, you get not just your map, but also a part of the surrounding area (printed in a much darker color, almost black)
  • When you output to pdf, the pdf shows the 'options' menu that appears when you right-click on the map

If these issues could be solved, I agree that a whole new 'print' feature would be somewhat redundant.

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Yes, the problem is that this is Flash's built in print functionality, so we have no control, as far as I'm aware, of that. We're actually rejigging the entire maps system as well, which should fix this problem anyway, but no ETA on that just yet I'm afraid.