RE: Google maps problem

Subject: RE: Google maps problem
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:51:31 -0700

Ken Poshedly wrote:

> The onscreen Google map route directions document looks great and includes
> both
> the text directions (turn right, etc.) and thumbnail diagrams for each
> step.
> But when I print that document (in this case, a 7-pager), pages 3 and 5 are
> blank except for the header and footer text at the very top and bottom of
> each
> page. (Headers correctly designate page 3 and page 5, and the footers
> include
> the Google.maps web site URL and the very long string of various alpha-
> numeric
> code for the rest of the document.)
> But the "live area" of both those pages is blank.
> I tried ... <snipped several attempts to print>
> Any ideas? PLEASE?

You don't mention what browser -- I'm guessing FF, recent versions of which seem to do this sort of thing _a lot_. If it is FF, select File > Print Preview, and then play with Page Setup. Sometimes the right combination of margin settings, scaling, and orientation will fix things.

If nothing helps, try a different browser. More often than not in this situation, I end up using my Open in IE add-in.

Or you could just grumble under your breath and send pages 1-2, 4, and 6-7 to the printer. :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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