Re: Google maps problem

Subject: Re: Google maps problem
From: jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com
To: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>, TECHWR-L Digest <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:24:59 -0700

I'd verify that you're actually missing data first. Can you take screen shots of the directions and print them? Crude, but effective.

And if you're going anywhere out of the way, please consult a paper map! I live in Oregon. We lose people quite frequently (some have died) who attempt to follow Google's directions.

Jenny



On Jul 27, 2010, at 1:51 PM, Combs, Richard wrote:

> 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. :-)
>
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